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Letter: Too slow to clear roads of all snow

Snow is plowed on the LIE between exits

Snow is plowed on the LIE between exits 65 and 68 in Brookhaven on Feb. 10, 2013. Credit: Doug Kuntz

Ten days after the Jan. 23 snowstorm, our roads were still unsafe. What possible excuse can municipalities have for not clearing driving lanes more than a week after the storm?

We pay some of the highest taxes in the nation. I often wonder where the money goes. This was our first snowstorm of the season, and quite substantial [“Storm piles up trouble for LI,” News, Jan. 24].

I understand that municipalities worked quickly to get roads passable while keeping an eye on overtime work and costs. I understand that many cars were trapped, and parking lane cleanup was difficult, if not impossible.

However, cars had to park a foot or two away from curbs. They impeded a driving lane and caused hazardous conditions.

The traffic was horrendous, and it was unnecessary. This snow could have been cleared during the workweek between the rush hours.

Joan Lazaunik, Great Neck