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Old 02-08-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Boy Mayor has gone into high gear with all of the National Guard and whatnot, which is good, but where was he with these big ideas on Saturday? Or Sunday? It seems like in a state of emergency we shouldn't have to wait until start of business on Monday for things to start happening.
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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where was he with these big ideas on Saturday? Or Sunday?
Stuck in Seven Springs, as I recall.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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Bob O'Connor would have been riding the streets on a snowmobile.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Hell with the lid off, baby!
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Bob O'Connor would have been riding the streets on a snowmobile.
Hahaha, no doubt!
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:17 PM
Status: "Fall is in the air-too soon!" (set 29 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Boy Mayor has gone into high gear with all of the National Guard and whatnot, which is good, but where was he with these big ideas on Saturday? Or Sunday? It seems like in a state of emergency we shouldn't have to wait until start of business on Monday for things to start happening.
My brother (who had e-mail and power on Saturday) sent me this:

Area struggles to recover from paralyzing snow storm

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl was in the Laurel Mountains celebrating his 30th birthday today with family and friends.

"We got up early this morning and tried to make the drive home, but we weren't successful," Mayor Ravenstahl said ina press release. "We tried again a little bit ago, but it just isn't safe out there.


The big three-oh!
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Crafton, PA
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The idea that our city's response was at all impacted by the mayor's 30th birthday is somewhat irritating. There should have been a press conference held Saturday, not Sunday afternoon. Also, I think the emergency declaration should have been extended through Monday to give road crews more time to clear the roads without residents doggedly trying to get to work. I have heard many stories about people commuting into town, not knowing the mess that awaited them.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Well, from my direction anyway, on my commute, the only mess is in the city. Back roads around Warrendale area west of I-79 were fully bare, I-79 and I-279 fully bare. City street? Big mess. I exit at Ft Duquesne Blvd off bridge of same name, and then I duck right into the first parking garage at Stanwix. The street was a big mess, causing backup onto the bridge.

The more I see, the more it appears that there was total mismanagement of snow removal earlier in the process, in the city and perhaps a few other places.

The pic in the link below was taken SATURDAY around 3pm.

http://twitpic.com/125sl0
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Just East of the Southern Portion of the Western Part of PA
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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^HAHAHA!!
And whoever said it would be right, Bob O'Connor would be out on the Humvee helping give food to the people of the city along with the national guard. It makes me sad knowing he never got to do his goals to make this city so great.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Well, from my direction anyway, on my commute, the only mess is in the city. Back roads around Warrendale area west of I-79 were fully bare, I-79 and I-279 fully bare. City street? Big mess. I exit at Ft Duquesne Blvd off bridge of same name, and then I duck right into the first parking garage at Stanwix. The street was a big mess, causing backup onto the bridge.

The more I see, the more it appears that there was total mismanagement of snow removal earlier in the process, in the city and perhaps a few other places.

The pic in the link below was taken SATURDAY around 3pm.

My road on SATURDAY afternoon; roads still crusty Monday nigh... on Twitpic
Where do you live? If it's up in Warrendale they did get a few inches less than the city. Allegheny County was really in the jackpot for this storm.
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