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Kudos to highway crews. Really...

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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.

Nice work this time. Now let's see if we can make it a habit.

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