No Plow No Worries

1 decade 10 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, January 16 2007 Jan 16, 2007 Tuesday, January 16, 2007 11:26:56 PM CST January 16, 2007 in News
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Yet a plow had been through his neighborhood.

"The rest of the neighborhood is the same as mine except for there's one street that has about 13 driveway's on it and I noticed that it was plowed all the way down to the concrete and it was clear and had lots of cinders piled on it," Cunningham said.

A short section of Triple Crown Dr. was the only part of Cunningham's road that got plowed leaving nearly 20 homes with a snow packed road, yet the adjacent street, Preakness was completely clear. What's special about the one cleared street? Well, maybe it is that a Columbia snow plow driver lives there.  Public works director John Glascock says no, it's because of a technical issue.

"It could have been on a shift change where he was finishing out a route or even ran out of material at that point and had to go back to the shed and refill. If it was on a shift change it probably would have taken a couple of hours for those drivers to get back to where he left off," said Glascock.

The city manager also denies that the streets were left un-plowed intentionally. If we missed a street, I apologize. I think we got them all the streets by Monday or at least had gotten salt and cinders on many of them if we hadn't gotten them plowed," said Bill Watkins, City Manager.

But, Cunningham is still confused.

"It remains a mystery to me why a small street in a neighborhood would have so much attention paid to it," Cunningham said.

Like all stories about snow plowing, the frustration is clear, but the reason is not. If you are concerned about plowing problems in your neighborhood you can contact the public works department directly and file a complaint.

If you have something you want the target 8 team to investigate you can call us at 573-884-6397.

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