Keeping things moving, despite the snow |

Keeping things moving, despite the snow

So out of curiosity, how many of you are ready for a few days without the beautiful white fluffy stuff coming down from the sky above? Where are those warm, sunny days we long for?

I understand we live in the mountains and this is Colorado and everything, but enough is enough! And I don’t know about you, but I am pretty tired of shoveling snow before and after my regular day job.

However, listening to the locals who have lived here for most of their lives, this is what they consider a “normal winter” for Glenwood. How did they ever get around back then? And where did they put the huge piles of snow?

One thing about it, this is definitely traffic calming. If we are not avoiding a huge snow pile in the middle of the road directing us through a common pathway, we are avoiding a huge pothole that just sprang up overnight.

Winter is a tough time of the year for everyone, especially when you are trying to keep the streets clear of snow for the whole town during a, quote, normal winter. I have watched the city crews work day and night. Plowing, shoveling and removing snow from the streets to enable us to get to work or to the grocery store, not counting the endless times they have repaired numerous potholes around town. Knowing hours later it looked like they were never there. It’s very discouraging, to say the least.

I think they have done a terrific job keeping up with the community with what manpower they have ” a street crew consisting of eight employees. Knowing this, I think about how hard it is for me to keep up with the sidewalk in front of my house. But with all of the snow we have been receiving this winter, several other city departments (including the electric, Parks and SWAT departments) have stepped in to help out when they are available.

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of those hard-working individuals who have worked persistently to remove all of the snow we have received on the streets. I appreciate all of your hard work and dedication!

If you happen to see one of our city crews today, please let them know how much you appreciate them. Tell them thanks for making a difference in our community!

Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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