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A message for snowplow operators

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While driving to pick up my son on Sunday, Nov. 14, I was reminded of the approaching season when the white stuff started falling from the sky. It sparked a memory from last year when the first major snowfall hit the West Lorne area. Not sure of the exact date but I recall that it snowed all day.

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I also recall the sound of people trying to drive on our street, getting stuck at the stop signs and snowblowers clearing sidewalks and driveways. What I didn’t hear or see were snowplows. Not one all day, at least not on our side of town.

My wife managed to get home from work on the 401 only to get stuck on Mary Street. My son and I managed to push her out and I eventually made it to our driveway, which I had been clearing all day. The snow was about a foot deep at that time and still falling.

The snowplow finally came through the next morning and pushed about three feet of snow back into my driveway. A bad weather day for all.

So, with the snow season fast approaching, I hope the people who are responsible for clearing the roads are better prepared this year. Don’t wait until the situation becomes dangerous or even deadly. After all, your wages come from the taxes we all pay.

John Stacey

West Lorne

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