Given how often I've bitched about poor road maintenance on stormy days -- most recently in this January 12 blog -- it's only fair that I figuratively doff my cap in honor of what, from my perspective, was a job well done. After more than a day of on-and-off snow coupled with ultra-frigid temperatures, the traffic arteries should have been absolute rinks when I set off for Westword's downtown office from my home in the Ken-Caryl Ranch area at about 5:50 a.m. But various city and state agencies were ready this time. I saw two snowplows in the first five minutes of my journey, as well as one more prior to my arrival. Moreover, the pavement on C-470, I-70 and 6th Avenue was in better shape than it deserved to be under the conditions, allowing me to reach my destination only fifteen minutes later than usual.
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Nice work this time. Now let's see if we can make it a habit.