Thursday, January 2, 2014

Winter Storm Hercules Approaches

At 3 a.m., when this picture was taken, it had been snowing for two hours or more.

Although the mayor reportedly told people after the inauguration yesterday that he intended to declare a snow emergency, he hasn't done so yet. The Register-Star reported shortly after midnight that the mayor has "called a meeting at 10 a.m. to coordinate for the potential of a snow emergency."

Meanwhile, in case you missed it when it was published last week, here's a Ghent resident's critique of our last snow emergency here in Hudson: "Snow debacle."

1 comment:

  1. Winter brings snow and with it unhappiness about removing it. When we came to the city on the 1980s, and for almost every year thereafter, it seemed that whenever a major storm made life impossible, it was inevitably followed a storm of protest about the city's disgraceful and inept snow removal.
    Indeed we used to joke that it almost seemed that the failure of the city to speedily remove the snow increased yearly in direct proportion to the increase in the number of businesses that needed clear streets.
    But, as we shoveled our walks and tried to dig out at least one parking spot in front of our store and even volunteered to shovel out the un-cleared City Hall walk, we could not bring ourselves to imagine (well some could!) that any fair and functioning city administration could, year after year, allow such chilly chaos, even though we knew that there were some who, over the course of their long tenure in the seats of power, nourished a deep and visceral dislike of those who they perceived to be new to the city, as well as equal dislike of the new commerce we had created. Why, we asked, should the city sabotage its own growth? Unimaginable!!