Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Side Streets

I was watching the local news the other night and I heard a Portland city official asked why they don't plow the side streets.  He said it would cost the city $300 million dollars in extra employees.  If that's true, then it hardly seems worth it to plow the side streets given the rarity of a big storm like this.  It didn't make it any easier to get up our street last week though.  This photo was taken yesterday afternoon when the well-worn travel ruts had completely melted.  It rained all night, so this morning there wasn't any snow left.  As fun as the big snow was, have to say I'm happy to see it gone!

4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i remember those days from my wisconsin upbringing - when the ruts would freeze into solid bumps and ridges and just jar your car. :)

Bill said...

I'll be glad when those sights are gone for this year.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Just think of what would happen if it never snowed -- barbara

Lynette said...

Commuting in the slush on Monday was not any fun. And I heard on the news that Commissioner Novick's guess-ti-mate was way off--more like $70 million. Still and all, lots of cities are finding out the hard way how much trouble winter weather can bring when it only happens occasionally on a large scale like this. Yea, it's gone! I hope it doesn't come back!