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Plows clear roads for workweek | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 14 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 7, 2010, titled Plows clear roads for workweek | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The Mexican wolves at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium find the snow to their liking, it seems.

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#1 Feb 7, 2010
A very hearty thank you to all the road warriors who are maintaining our roadways so we may have a safer passage. Thank you Odot and all others with snow plows who took it upon their selves to plow roadways.
PEARL

Galloway, OH

#2 Feb 7, 2010
I'm actually amazed at how good the roads were yesterday concidering the amount of snow we had. GOOD JOB
Amberdru

Dublin, OH

#3 Feb 7, 2010
Our side street was actually plowed and salted about 1:10 am this morning !

Great job!
Taxpayer

Columbus, OH

#4 Feb 7, 2010
I agree, to be able to get around on Saturday on the major roads after 10-12 inches of snow that had just ended was amazing. All roads, regardless of jurisdiction looked great.

Good work to all the men and women throughout central Ohio who work hard on snow removal while we sleep!
CSD

Dublin, OH

#5 Feb 7, 2010
Barry was going to try and blame Bush for the snow storm. After some thought he decided that he would take credit for all the snow-shovelling jobs it has created.
Wilber

Columbus, OH

#6 Feb 7, 2010
It is great to plow through a few jokes, become the salt of the earth, and clear my thoughts. I love the street guys who do not drift away, and pile the stuff high. They have a clear vision, of what it takes, and have ice in their veins. They are the HOME STREET BOYS!!
Brad in Columbus

Hilliard, OH

#7 Feb 7, 2010
I will be looking for the snow warriors on the Southwest side.
Shane Falco played at OSU

United States

#8 Feb 7, 2010
Amazing. A news story about snow getting plowed after a snowstorm. Only in Columbus, OH.
ChrisS

Columbus, OH

#9 Feb 7, 2010
Shane Falco played at OSU wrote:
Amazing. A news story about snow getting plowed after a snowstorm. Only in Columbus, OH.
You couldn't be more correct! For more years than I care to count I have been calling trying to get my street plowed. One winter I was stuck for 3 days because my old rear wheel drive van couldn't navigate the ruts with out getting stuck.

Every time I would call I would get either 'we'll get to it in a day or so' or we plowed your street already!' it really miffed me when they would say they plowed the street already. In the many many years that I have lived on this street it got plowed twice until this year.

So far this year it has been plowed twice and they are doing a good job. I wonder if it might have something to do with the GPS trackers they installed in the trucks this year. Sure I live on a little used small loop of a street but now the drivers cannot just bypass it and say they plowed it.

My thoughts on the better service this year are that they HAVE to do it right because they are being tracked. Kudos to the person who decided that GPS tracking was needed. To the plow drivers, I am glad that you will now do the job that you are paid to do.
Howard

Marengo, OH

#10 Feb 7, 2010
While we are handing out well-deserved praise to ODOT, municipalities and Franklin County crews, can we get someone to take ownership of filling the gaping potholes on 270's southbound lanes between Easton and 670? How many morning rush accidents and back-ups do we have to endure this week because people are swerving all over to avoid having their tires busted up and rims bent all to hell? Who of the aforementioned wants to own that stretch of road? Anyone? Anyone?
Huhh

Columbus, OH

#11 Feb 7, 2010
Howard wrote:
While we are handing out well-deserved praise to ODOT, municipalities and Franklin County crews, can we get someone to take ownership of filling the gaping potholes on 270's southbound lanes between Easton and 670? How many morning rush accidents and back-ups do we have to endure this week because people are swerving all over to avoid having their tires busted up and rims bent all to hell? Who of the aforementioned wants to own that stretch of road? Anyone? Anyone?
They are ODOT's responsibility, they were filled but when you run a plow over top of them the plows tend to pull the material out. Also again the freeze thaw cycle will bust them out and create new ones, it's just Ohio weather so there isn't a whole lot that can be done till it warms up and stays warm.
Jim Gaffigan

Columbus, OH

#12 Feb 7, 2010
I feel I can take on the world after learning this valuble information.
Ulysses

United States

#13 Feb 7, 2010
I agree with everyone regarding not only the ODOT crews, but the crews who plowed the streets in Columbus, Ohio. Compared to past winters (i.e. the blizzard of 1978), this time the crews were on the ball. Also, I agree with Howard that there are far too many potholes, which are neglected, and which should be repaired. There were some on 270 near the airport, but I noticed that they were repaired. However, there are a number on Stelzer (James) Road between E. Broad St., and the airport, which should be repaired. If the city can't expeditiously repair potholes, it should at least place warning signs which state "Danger-Potholes in roadway". This would alleviate having to have one's alignment redone, or worse. Sometimes, it is next to impossible to avoid driving over a pothole.
Melissa W

Hilliard, OH

#14 Feb 9, 2010
The streets around my home are in great shape and I thank you but they only plowed the biginning of Kingshill Dr in front of the apartments back where the homes are, is an icy mess with lots of deep ruts. So this article is untrue...not all the streets are finished. I called the Columbus Dept or Public Service...and they won't get to the street now because of the snow we are getting today. Which I understand but they should have done the whole street instead of part of it.

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