Snow and ice remain on neighborhood streets

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Delivery trucks and school buses beware
Photo by Cynthia Sheridan

A big rig attempted to deliver a load of shingles to a home in North City by backing down a steep side street and wound up sliding into a jackknifed position.

A tow truck driver with a lot of patience and a very strong winch eventually teased the big rig up the hill to safety. Two neighbor women pitched in with snow shovels to help save the rig, which came close to capsizing.

With great patience the tow truck driver was able to
tease the big rig up the icy, steep street
Photo by Cynthia Sheridan

In the Northridge neighborhood of Echo Lake, a school bus got stuck when the driver moved into banked ice and snow to avoid another stuck school bus. Streets in the neighborhood are not wide enough to allow two vehicles to pass if vehicles are parked on the street.

Everyone drives down the middle of the streets, which essentially become one-lane roads, lined with short walls of ice chunks.

Neighbors came to the rescue there, too, with an entire crew of people with shovels digging the bus out.

USP was sending out deliveries in semi-trucks. Republic Services decided that Lake Forest Park streets were too dangerous for their drivers to attempt.

The rain and warm temperatures melted some of the packed snow on Friday. We have the weekend to catch our breath and hope that the snow goes away from streets and driveways.

Turns out my jonquils knew what they were doing. The snow covering them has gone. They are a little flattened but look perfectly healthy.

--Diane Hettrick


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