Top 20 Tweets About Bad Roads, Lack of Snow Plows and Weather Douches
Good news: The highways and streets in the Denver area appear to be in much better shape this morning than they were at this time yesterday, when the commute was like either a tobbagan ride or a still photo, depending on where you were.
And for that, we likely have social media to thank.
Throughout the day, folks on Twitter bashed the Colorado Department of Transportation and the City of Denver for what was perceived as a slow response to a snowstorm severely underestimated by many if not most forecasters.
And while CDOT and Denver spokespersons did damage control, the agencies themselves marshaled their resources to avoid being lambasted for a second consecutive day with tweets like these, which target bureaucrats, "weather douches" and more.
Check out the twenty most memorable tweets we found below.
Tf is Cdot? These roads are disrespectful— Denise Nichole (@DamnnLightskinn) December 15, 2015
The roads around Denver are horrendous. #cowx lots of snow.— Aaron Kalina (@AaronKalina) December 15, 2015
CDOT was basically like I'm taking a snow day too my job doesn't matter— Cathy (@CatDuch_) December 16, 2015
I know it's Denver and the snow will melt within the next day but can't CDOT be just a little generous and plow some streets?— Isaac (@IsaacCobbs) December 15, 2015
Drove for an hour this morning in inches of snow on i25. Saw 1 plow the whole time. I guess CDOT didn't get the storm warning memo. SMH.— Katie Lyn C (@klciurzy) December 15, 2015
@ColoradoDOT maybe not "snow affecting highways" but "incompetence of CDOT impacting highways". Other states handle this snow just fine— Brian Becker (@BSquared5280) December 15, 2015
half of everyone i know locally has a snow day, and i am soaked to the knees from trudging around in the stuff (CDOT, you FAIL at plowing)— Khasael (@khasael) December 15, 2015