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Snow on Sidewalks
By Sonia Streitmatter


December 24, 2007
Monday AM

We live in Alaska. Sometimes it snows. Sometimes the city doesn't get around to cleaning all of the sidewalks. Sometimes owners of property abutting sidewalks don't clean their sections of the sidewalks, which is their responsibility.

Regardless of this, for your safety and the safety of others (since cars do tend to slip and slide in the snow), please don't walk in the street and use the excuse that the snow hasn't been cleaned up. XTRA-TUFFS .. they sell them at Tongass .. that is what they are for. Especially for any children that need to walk home from school or the bus. I saw 3 to 4 kids walking in the street (Schoenbar Rd.)and school buses and cars slowed to a stop to allow the children to continue walking in the street until they made it back onto the sidewalk. Let's all be prepared for the weather and hope that we all make it safely through this winter!

Sonia Streitmatter
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Ketchikan resident for 9 years."

Received December 21, 2007 - Published December 24, 2007


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