Road conditions peeve Indy commuters

Jan 9, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Indianapolis Star

Commuters heading into Downtown Indianapolis had a slow go of it in the southbound lanes of North Meridian Street in this view looking north from Fall Creek Parkway North Drive to 30th Street in the distance on Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, 2014.

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Unreal

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Worst I've ever seem DPW and Mayor what a failure
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If this happened anywhere else in the cold weather states, somebody would be fired!

There was nothing but excuses from the Indy area government. No solutions or results. I have no doubt the truck drivers tried to work. The questions should be about overtime pay from the city, the lack of salt and he failure of the mayors office.
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I agree totally, this was a complete failure on DPW. There is no reason for the failure to make roads passable .They had ample time to prepare.I remember the blizzard of 1978 and the roads were cleared much better. It comes down to what the DPW CONSIDERS TOP PRIORITY , It means meridan street down town and most down town streets first and the interstates the sad thing they failed on all roads.I hear of all these new chemicals they have for melting ice. and can withstand extreme temps , do they realize how many cars are now damaged from having to drive on this mess.IPS SHOULD KNOW IF KIDS CANT EVEN WALK DOWN SIDEWALKS YET ALONE A SCHOOL BUS DRIVE DOWN THEIR STREETS, THEN WHY THE NEED TO SECOND GUESS WHETHER OR NOT TO CANCEL SCHOOL LOL.MOST OF THE PUPILS ARE BLACK AND LIVE IN SUBSIDIZED APT COMPLEXES.IPS WILL NEXT UNVEIL A PROGRAM FOR ALL PARENTS TO DROP THEIR KIDS OFF AT PARKING LOTS DEEMED DURING HUGE SNOW STORMS SO THE SCHOOLS CAN STAY OPEN AND KIDS GO TO SCHOOL.I MEAN WE HELD A SUPER BOWL EVENT HERE. WHY CAN'T DPW GET THE ROADS CLEARED MUCH FATSER .WHY CANT THEY LAY DOWN EVEN TONS OF SAND TO DRIVE ON?. LEAST PEOPLE WOULD HAVE TRACTION INSTEAD OF PURE ICE TO DRIVE ON, SAY WE STAYED BELOW ZERO DOES THAT MEAN THE DPW STILL GET PAID FOR NOT WORKING OR CLEARING THE ROADS?I CLEARED ALL MY SIDE WALKS AND DRIVE IN THE SAME CONDITIONS WITH A SHOVEL.DPW SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR ALL THE DAMAGE TO THE CARS THAT HAD TO DRIVE ON THIS MESS THEY FAILED TO TACKLE. I SMELL A RAT LIKE MAYBE THE UNIONS ARE PLANNING A STRIKE FOR HIGHER PAY LIKE WHAT HAPPENED IN NYC DURING A HUGE BLIZZARD A FEW YEARS BACK UNTIL THEY GOT A PAY INCREASE.I KNOW WE PRIVATIZED MANY THINGS, NOT SURE ABOUT ALL OF THE DPW.
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Ballard,the worst mayor ever.
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I think what happened, The city has exhausted it's snow budget by spending all the money on beautifying the parks and putting in bike trails .those nasty bike trails where white people get mugged and robbed by black teen thugs always. Those annoying poles they have in the roads narrowing them down to only enough room for a bike and not a car.I wouldn't call him the worst mayor. I would say he kissed to many liberals butts to please them by greening up our city with liberal green projects.Lefties want people reliant on the , even when it comes to not shoveling their own snow. Telling them to stay inside . it's too cold outside you will get frostbite. They do the same in the summer on very hot summers. Don't go out. what did people do before heaters, furnaces, and air conditioners They survived .Look at hurricane katrina and how the media made people look so helpless and not able to do anything for themselves , Unless the govt saves them.
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Unreal wrote:
Worst I've ever seem DPW and Mayor what a failure
Regardless of what that fat slob says. This is the worst snow removal I have every seen in my 50 years on living in Indy.

The fat mayor would rather lay up drunk some place in Hawaii and crounge for super ball tickets.

He is a disgrace. He needs to be tarred and feathered
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I agree totally, this was a complete failure on DPW. There is no reason for the failure to make roads passable .They had ample time to prepare.I remember the blizzard of 1978 and the roads were cleared much better. It comes down to what the DPW CONSIDERS TOP PRIORITY , It means meridan street down town and most down town streets first and the interstates the sad thing they failed on all roads.I hear of all these new chemicals they have for melting ice. and can withstand extreme temps , do they realize how many cars are now damaged from having to drive on this mess.IPS SHOULD KNOW IF KIDS CANT EVEN WALK DOWN SIDEWALKS YET ALONE A SCHOOL BUS DRIVE DOWN THEIR STREETS, THEN WHY THE NEED TO SECOND GUESS WHETHER OR NOT TO CANCEL SCHOOL LOL.MOST OF THE PUPILS ARE BLACK AND LIVE IN SUBSIDIZED APT COMPLEXES.IPS WILL NEXT UNVEIL A PROGRAM FOR ALL PARENTS TO DROP THEIR KIDS OFF AT PARKING LOTS DEEMED DURING HUGE SNOW STORMS SO THE SCHOOLS CAN STAY OPEN AND KIDS GO TO SCHOOL.I MEAN WE HELD A SUPER BOWL EVENT HERE. WHY CAN'T DPW GET THE ROADS CLEARED MUCH FATSER .WHY CANT THEY LAY DOWN EVEN TONS OF SAND TO DRIVE ON?. LEAST PEOPLE WOULD HAVE TRACTION INSTEAD OF PURE ICE TO DRIVE ON, SAY WE STAYED BELOW ZERO DOES THAT MEAN THE DPW STILL GET PAID FOR NOT WORKING OR CLEARING THE ROADS?I CLEARED ALL MY SIDE WALKS AND DRIVE IN THE SAME CONDITIONS WITH A SHOVEL.DPW SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR ALL THE DAMAGE TO THE CARS THAT HAD TO DRIVE ON THIS MESS THEY FAILED TO TACKLE. I SMELL A RAT LIKE MAYBE THE UNIONS ARE PLANNING A STRIKE FOR HIGHER PAY LIKE WHAT HAPPENED IN NYC DURING A HUGE BLIZZARD A FEW YEARS BACK UNTIL THEY GOT A PAY INCREASE.I KNOW WE PRIVATIZED MANY THINGS, NOT SURE ABOUT ALL OF THE DPW.
i think this is the only time in years I have agreed with you. But I told you Ballard was a drunk and a crook who had left his men behind. What kind of Marine would do this? A drunk and corrupt one. He deserves to be in prison.
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I will be with holding my boy love from Ballard. I will not reward such a lack luster response to the needs of the city.
No man love for Ballard till he sobers up and makes sure the city streets are cleaned.
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Ballard didn't get my vote the second time, I saw what a turncoat he was and huge rino. Once he began to do his greening projects, I knew he was the new Hudnut . A joke and now asking for federal handouts .I will say this, There are enough teens in this city that could get off their pot headed video game playing all night long and day butts and shovel walks for older people without asking for a buck .I have seen so many teens who brag how tough they are and flex their muscles, When we get a heavy snow, You don't see them lol If you do they are walking down the middle of the street in their $150 pair of nike's so they wont get wet.It's so pitiful .I still manage and my neighbor whose in her late 60's to shovel our walks and street and driveway all by ourselves .I use to play in even colder weather all day long, I loved the snow and ice. me and my brothers and cousins would play outside in the winter time more than we did in the summer time.To this day even Germany still has street cleaning in many if its smaller town by the local people.Liberals wonder why teens are so lazy now and wait for everything to be handed to them and done for them by big govt.I did hear them in the news, Dont go out It's too dangerous, It's too cold stay inside. dont drive anywhere let the snow plows clear the roads, The roads didn't get cleared lol , This was a mere experiment to see how many would obey big govt commands.
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I did not vote for Ballard either. The city has went to hell since he got elected. Crime rate is way out of the park. Give me a democrat for mayor. At least I didn't have to worry about being shot or blown up. Republicans SUCK!
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This is all Ballard's fault. He is too busy getting drunk on martinis at Brizzis Bar. That is if he is even in town. He is gone 75% of the time trying to drum up business in New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii, Las Vegas, etc. The amount of deals he has made so far----Zip, zero, none.

The man is a crook of epic proportions and is a Mafia don. He is the Christie of the Midwest. He is a fat bully who can not govern!
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Ballard didn't get my vote the second time, I saw what a turncoat he was and huge rino. Once he began to do his greening projects, I knew he was the new Hudnut . A joke and now asking for federal handouts .I will say this, There are enough teens in this city that could get off their pot headed video game playing all night long and day butts and shovel walks for older people without asking for a buck .I have seen so many teens who brag how tough they are and flex their muscles, When we get a heavy snow, You don't see them lol If you do they are walking down the middle of the street in their $150 pair of nike's so they wont get wet.It's so pitiful .I still manage and my neighbor whose in her late 60's to shovel our walks and street and driveway all by ourselves .I use to play in even colder weather all day long, I loved the snow and ice. me and my brothers and cousins would play outside in the winter time more than we did in the summer time.To this day even Germany still has street cleaning in many if its smaller town by the local people.Liberals wonder why teens are so lazy now and wait for everything to be handed to them and done for them by big govt.I did hear them in the news, Dont go out It's too dangerous, It's too cold stay inside. dont drive anywhere let the snow plows clear the roads, The roads didn't get cleared lol , This was a mere experiment to see how many would obey big govt commands.
Hudnut was a great mayor. He got the streets cleans and was one tough cookie. I can still see him riding the snow plows during the blizzard. He answered more to the city and the people than he did Barnes and Thornburg. Now Ballard is their meat puppet.
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You are wrong there Andrew, Crime was sky high under BART THE COP HATER pETERSEN. He battled the police and disrespected them always

sNot to mention BART.'S POP'S FAMILY BUSINESS HE SWAYED CITY CONTRACTS TOWARD.I could see BART RUNNING AGAIN THOUGH. dEMS NEVER RESIST A CHANCE TO RUN RUN RUN RUN AGAIN AND AGAIN WHEN THEY LOSE, tHEY FIND A NEW WAY TO RUN AGAIN BY CHANGING THE LAWS.
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You are wrong there Andrew, Crime was sky high under BART THE COP HATER pETERSEN. He battled the police and disrespected them always
sNot to mention BART.'S POP'S FAMILY BUSINESS HE SWAYED CITY CONTRACTS TOWARD.I could see BART RUNNING AGAIN THOUGH. dEMS NEVER RESIST A CHANCE TO RUN RUN RUN RUN AGAIN AND AGAIN WHEN THEY LOSE, tHEY FIND A NEW WAY TO RUN AGAIN BY CHANGING THE LAWS.
That is the best news I have heard all day----that Bart Peterson may be running for Mayor again.

It would be great to have him as Mayor again. He can clean up the mess that Ballard and B and T have made.

Thank God he is still around to help us.
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I did not vote for Ballard either. The city has went to hell since he got elected. Crime rate is way out of the park. Give me a democrat for mayor. At least I didn't have to worry about being shot or blown up. Republicans SUCK!
Sure, and a democratic dictator, Marxist, socialist, communist, terrorist a$$bag of a lying president also.
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I will admit I would vote for B Peterson over Ballard anytime.
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Would take Peterson back in a heartbeat, even though he is a democrat.
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I did not vote for Ballard either. The city has went to hell since he got elected. Crime rate is way out of the park. Give me a democrat for mayor. At least I didn't have to worry about being shot or blown up. Republicans SUCK!
Couldn't agree more Andrew. So true!
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Man, I agree with you all.

It is unanimous , Ballard is bad. Peterson is good and should be our mayor.

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