JANUARY 6, 1997

 The Edwards Agency

Opinion

Clear the streets after the storm

clear the streets Here we are again. We got a couple of winter storms, and every county collapses regarding transportation. Being a person from a Northern European country, and growing up with winter hazards, I cannot but wonder: Where is the street cleaning equipment, the snowplows?
   We had plows back in the 1920s and '30s, and all it took was to mount a large blade in the front of a truck, and off it went. Simple as it is written, the plows could be out there in no time keeping the main roads open, and safe for emergency equipment. There is no excuse in not having money available for such an important cause. If there is, why not get things organized?
   We would also have less accidents, and many more people could get to work on time. Plows going approximately 20-30 miles an hour could clear a lot of roads in no time at all. Why not hire an ordinary citizen with some common sense and clear up this dilemma? Or, turn it over to a private contractor with good results.

Knut Olson, Woodinville