REGISTER VIEWPOINT: That was a heckuva job, neighbor

It was the perfect day to call the boss with an excuse as to why they couldn't make it into work. Who could argue with nearly
Sandusky Register Staff
May 9, 2010

It was the perfect day to call the boss with an excuse as to why they couldn’t make it into work. Who could argue with nearly of foot of snow — drifts up to 5 feet — blustery winds and whiteout conditions? Many essential workers made the trip and did their jobs despite the weather outside.

Their efforts made the entire community safer, and we are grateful. To the firefighters, EMS workers, police officers and street maintenance crews that hit the streets this week during blizzard conditions, we offer a word of thanks.

If it were not for your efforts, a house on Campbell Street could have been completely lost because of fire, and lives could have been lost because of the driving conditions.

And we would be remiss if we failed to mention all those friends and neighbors who went out of their way to help the elderly and shutins who could not shovel snow. That extra effort to clear driveways and make sure neighbors were safe does not go unnoticed.

Brandon Jones, a 56-year-old Central Avenue man in Sandusky, would not have made it to work in Huron if it were not for some of his neighbors. About a dozen of them went up and down the street helping him and other motorists free their cars from the grips of Mother Nature.

"Most of the time people around here are friendly, but this is incredible," Jones said last week. "I am not so good at pushing cars because of health problems, but these folks, from all walks, helped me get on my way. I appreciate it. Good neighbors…"