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Old 01-07-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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Plowing St. Louis City streets is a snowy debate : News
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:27 PM
 
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I was just commenting to my wife how bad the streets are downtown. You'd think they barely plowed. Cars are still today getting stuck and sliding all over the place on downtown streets.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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I was just commenting to my wife how bad the streets are downtown. You'd think they barely plowed. Cars are still today getting stuck and sliding all over the place on downtown streets.
Honestly, I don't think they are very good out here in Kirkwood either.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:56 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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My husband was in the city today and he said the roads there are awful still I realize it's a huge task they're confronted with, though.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:10 AM
 
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We used to plow a lot better than what's going on these days. Not sure what the deal is. Really annoying when they cut a somewhat decent path down the street, but then it's still a foot deep in the turn lane.

2 days after the snow stopped I still saw some terrible spots in the county as well.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:17 AM
 
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The streets are bad due to refreeze during the snow and the very low temps. The streets would look a lot better if the temps were around 10-15F. Plowing too aggressively on the iced pavements can damage the street surface. There isn't much you can do but dump on some sand after the street has been plowed (to deal with the residual ice layer), or wait for temps to get a little higher so salt can do its trick.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:49 AM
 
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I see I am in for some fun when I relocate from Chicago this year.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:03 PM
 
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I see I am in for some fun when I relocate from Chicago this year.
Nah. It's usually not that bad at all. This was just some polarizing super storm or some such event

Usually the only winter weather that I really worry about here in St. Louis is the occasional ice storm we get. We had one a few years ago and basically the Earth was covered in a sheet of glass. If they say significant ice on the news I am calling in every time.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:51 PM
 
Location: St. Louis City
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In my 13 years living in the city, this was by far the worse snow storm I have seen, and yet I made it to work every day. Granted, my situation was different. I have off street covered parking where the parking lot drive was plowed by the comlex, and I live off Lafayette wich for some reason seemed to be among the better streets (It was plowed before Monday am, and while snow packed from the accumulation it was passable), and the other street that I use to access work is Tucket and it hada pretty decent one lane open into downtown.

That being said, I have heard many complaints about how it was handled this year, but totally agree this is the exception. In my time here most of our snows have been a few inches at most that melt within a few days, not the 10-15 inches this storm dumped on us.
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:18 PM
 
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Here is a picture from The Shaved Duck's facebook showing residents of Tower Grove East shoveling an intersection today. Sometimes ya just gotta grab a shovel!

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