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The Storm Isn't Over Yet


Last weekend, a snowstorm swept across North Carolina. We got about six inches. Schools were closed and city services came to a halt for a few days. Most of the snow is now gone, but the storm isn't over yet. Right now I am storming mad over the fact that the City seems to be dragging its feet on a hazard created sometime after the snowfall.

OK here's the story.......

My daughter came home from college today and discovered the storm drain cover in front of our house had been removed. Upon further investigation, my husband discovered that the storm drain cover had broken in half. How could this be? It was perfectly fine last Saturday when he and our neighbor's friend, Ray, were shoveling snow.

We called the city to report the situation and were told the projected completion date would be April 26. OK, that's two and a half months away! My husband pointed out the fact that we have children who play in the area---children that include my three-year-old grandson. That didn't seem to give them a sense of urgency.

Now if I lived in an undesirable neighborhood, I might understand how and why the City would take so long to respond---but I live in a middle class community, where people actually vote so maybe it's time to use that as leverage.

Personally I think the culprit was the road grader the city sent to our street FIVE DAYS AFTER THE STORM, to scrape up the pavement.

Comments

Mary Anne Nagy said…
That's just shameful! After those stories of children falling into tiny well holes and being stuck, you'd think public works authorities would have learned something!
Kathy said…
Bev,

I agree! I noticed the broken grate and the big gaping hole over the weekend and thought that it looks very dangerous for the children that like to play in the street and even possibly for animals that might fall in. April 26??? To replace a storm drain cover???

Kathy
Beverly said…
Yeah, that's what they told Nate but I will have the LAST say on this.
Kathy said…
Tell me who to call and I'll complain too. That is VERY dangerous!

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