LETTER: Why do plows dump snow on sidewalk?

News Feb 04, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

With all of the criticism last year over the tardiness of plowing some streets, I was going to write about how pleased my street was with the speed and preciseness with which our street was plowed Monday.

Everyone was out early in the morning digging their way out and catching up with neighbours. The folks with snow blowers were very generous in helping those of us without and our elderly neighbours.

We were very pleased to see the plow come down our street just after noon; making two passes and leaving the street in great condition and not pushing all of the snow back on our neatly cleaned sidewalks.

The early clearing left us plenty of time to clear the ends of our drives so we could be ready for work the next day.

Then at 8:15 pm, for some reason, our street warranted another cleaning by two plows.

I guess the drivers didn’t think we had enough exercise, because they plowed everything onto our sidewalks, leaving some neighbours with boulders to remove.

Was the second clearing necessary? Maybe they are just being really efficient to avoid criticism, but the extent of the dumping of the snow onto our sidewalks is unacceptable.

I have a gym membership. I don’t need to pay more taxes so I can shovel more snow to get my exercise.

Tracey Deleeuw

Hamilton Mountain

LETTER: Why do plows dump snow on sidewalk?

News Feb 04, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

With all of the criticism last year over the tardiness of plowing some streets, I was going to write about how pleased my street was with the speed and preciseness with which our street was plowed Monday.

Everyone was out early in the morning digging their way out and catching up with neighbours. The folks with snow blowers were very generous in helping those of us without and our elderly neighbours.

We were very pleased to see the plow come down our street just after noon; making two passes and leaving the street in great condition and not pushing all of the snow back on our neatly cleaned sidewalks.

The early clearing left us plenty of time to clear the ends of our drives so we could be ready for work the next day.

Then at 8:15 pm, for some reason, our street warranted another cleaning by two plows.

I guess the drivers didn’t think we had enough exercise, because they plowed everything onto our sidewalks, leaving some neighbours with boulders to remove.

Was the second clearing necessary? Maybe they are just being really efficient to avoid criticism, but the extent of the dumping of the snow onto our sidewalks is unacceptable.

I have a gym membership. I don’t need to pay more taxes so I can shovel more snow to get my exercise.

Tracey Deleeuw

Hamilton Mountain

LETTER: Why do plows dump snow on sidewalk?

News Feb 04, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

With all of the criticism last year over the tardiness of plowing some streets, I was going to write about how pleased my street was with the speed and preciseness with which our street was plowed Monday.

Everyone was out early in the morning digging their way out and catching up with neighbours. The folks with snow blowers were very generous in helping those of us without and our elderly neighbours.

We were very pleased to see the plow come down our street just after noon; making two passes and leaving the street in great condition and not pushing all of the snow back on our neatly cleaned sidewalks.

The early clearing left us plenty of time to clear the ends of our drives so we could be ready for work the next day.

Then at 8:15 pm, for some reason, our street warranted another cleaning by two plows.

I guess the drivers didn’t think we had enough exercise, because they plowed everything onto our sidewalks, leaving some neighbours with boulders to remove.

Was the second clearing necessary? Maybe they are just being really efficient to avoid criticism, but the extent of the dumping of the snow onto our sidewalks is unacceptable.

I have a gym membership. I don’t need to pay more taxes so I can shovel more snow to get my exercise.

Tracey Deleeuw

Hamilton Mountain