Editorial: Help plowers do their jobsBy very early Wednesday, the snow had stopped, and plowers came out and did their job — even though high winds still prevailed.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
In the midst of our arctic blast earlier this week, the city of Worthington’s plowing crews eventually hit the streets to do their jobs.
Inevitably, some people complain the plowers don’t start clearing streets early enough. In the case of this week’s storm, winds were blowing late Tuesday afternoon and through the night as snow continued to fall. By very early Wednesday, the snow had stopped, and plowers came out and did their job — even though high winds still prevailed. Thanks to their efforts, Worthington motorists had a much safer time getting to work that morning.
Safety, though, apparently isn’t always on the mind of some. A commenter wrote Wednesday morning on www.dglobe.com of an unnecessary and unsafe plowing scenario: “With a Payloader-mounted wing leading the pack, the three-unit parade includes a motor grader and sanding truck with plow. But wait, right behind the Payloader are a mini van, two cars and a pick-up truck,” the commenter detailed.
The vehicles behind the Payloader in front of the vehicles not only were slowing snow removal and traffic behind the sanding truck, but causing great risk to themselves. (The commenter added later the minivan got stuck in snow on a plowed street.) We ask drivers use a little common sense — and be patient — in these winter months.