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Recent Road Conditions
By Shauna Lee


January 26, 2009

I was stunned to see the letter of complaint regarding our city roads during the recent snow. In all the years I have been in Ketchikan I have never seen the snow so deep - or pile up so quickly. I live only a block off of Water Street and I watched, day after day, as the city workers plowed, filled dump trucks and basically worked their tails off for days on end, far into the night!

I thought the city did a great job with the resources we have. And for what it's worth, the roads were probably safer on New Year's Eve because so many people just walked downtown - including myself! Far fewer drivers were on the road over the last month and those that were seemed mindful of the slippery roads. I say THANK YOU to all the city workers who worked so many hours to plow, load and haul the snow. You did a great job!

And for those of you who thought that they could have done better and were inconvenienced by the stuff - I hear Arizona has a lot less snow to deal with. In case you forgot, you live in ALASKA!

Shauna Lee
Ketchikan, AK


Received January 24, 2009 - Published January 26, 2009

About: "Ketchikan resident for 33 years"


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