Do snow plow drivers realize they create hazards by piling snow high?
We tossed this question to both Erie County engineer Jack Farschman and Sandusky engineer Aaron Klein.
Farschman provided a response but Klein answered by responding and also promising some sort of action.
Here's what they said:
• Farschman: As to the size of the mounding snow at driveways, I'm afraid as a practical matter there is nothing we can do with the resources we have to alleviate that. If such presents a problem to the individual homeowner or business, as the case may be, they should take whatever action they deem necessary to assure their own personal safety and/or that of their employees. Everyone simply needs to be aware of these periods of unusually large amounts of snow and drive as safely and responsibility as conditions permit/demand.
• Klein: Hopefully, the snow has melted enough where this is not a time-consuming and cumbersome process. We'll get someone on it immediately.
Note: Klein copied his street foreman onto the email and asked him to drive around and knock down any hazards present.