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Posted at 1:59 PM ET, 01/28/2011

Bridge sidewalks need to be a plowing priority

By David Alpert

The commute on Wednesday for drivers and bus riders was terrible, but once plowing got going, DDOT cleared roads quite efficiently. I was disappointed, however, to still see sidewalks on bridges not among DDOT's snow-clearing priorities.

By morning, my small residential road was completely clear, as were all roads along the walk to the Metro. Most property owners, too, got snow and ice out of the sidewalks, though one commercial building on a corner annoyingly cleared their front sidewalk but not the side.

Metro seemed to have cleared all sidewalks right around the Q Street entrance to Dupont Circle station, but I was disappointed to find the sidewalks where Q crosses the Connecticut Avenue underpass to be a tightly-packed sheet of ice. As of this morning, it was still not cleared.

[Continue reading David Alpert's post at Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By David Alpert  | January 28, 2011; 1:59 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, weather  
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