Freezing rain made for hazardous commute

Freezing rain made for hazardous commute

There are 4 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jan 2, 2009, titled Freezing rain made for hazardous commute. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Icy conditions made travel treacherous in Western North Carolina Friday morning, but temperatures quickly rose above freezing as the morning progressed.

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Concerned Citizen

Maxton, NC

#1 Jan 3, 2009
Why didn't the appropriate government agency (DOT?)
salt the highways and bridges they knew would freeze by early Friday morning instead of doing it after 200 accidents had occurred? Everyone knew from weather reports that roadways and bridges would ice over due to freezing rain and the authorities knew that people would have to drive to work Friday morning. Couldn't the folks that salt our roads be more proactive than reactive? What's the point of putting salt on the roads when the temperature is rising and wrecks have already occurred. This is tragic! Next time, get it right!
jobless whitey

Maxton, NC

#2 Jan 3, 2009
as the picture proves ya should not gawk at a murder scene or you might end up upside down.

Since: Jan 09

Burlington, NC

#3 Jan 3, 2009
I will have to say I do not understand DOT's reasoning behind not salting at least the bridge ways before -on- after that only would of cut the wreaks by
3/4 DOT screwed this one up but bad. Even the commuter bus had a hard time.
Mount N Do

Greenville, SC

#4 Jan 3, 2009
schoolmom60 wrote:
I will have to say I do not understand DOT's reasoning behind not salting at least the bridge ways before -on- after that only would of cut the wreaks by
3/4 DOT screwed this one up but bad. Even the commuter bus had a hard time.
If they had Yankees runnin the DOT, and the plows, and salt trucks, the roads woulda been fine.

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