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I would like take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the state, county, and city snow plow drivers for their efforts since the Sunday, Feb. 24 blizzard. The trifecta of heavy rain, then 9 to 16 inches of snow (who could measure?), followed by 18-plus hours of 45 mph wind left all roads, streets, and alleys a disaster. What happened in the next couple days was miraculous – calling it a “job well done” is an understatement. Your tireless efforts are very much appreciated. Kudos to each and every one of you!

I hope that this weather event serves as a lesson to the people that did not heed the (days in advance) warnings to stay off the roads. The number of people stranded on the interstates and highways was astounding – and 100 percent avoidable. Keep in mind that dozens of people risked their own lives rescuing others. It never should’ve come to that. When forecasters and law enforcement officials issue warnings and say travel is not advised, they mean it. Let’s be smart and listen next time, folks!

Thank you again, plow drivers - and keep up the great work!

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Sandra Johnson, Osage

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