Comment of the Day

Reader: I Can't Believe the Awful Condition Denver's Roads Are Still In


Denver was socked by its first big snowstorm of the season a week ago, when irate travelers were tweeting their irritation at snow removal. But seven days later, streets all over the city are still icy, rutted disasters. So while some readers were complaining about the transplants who don't know how to drive in snow, others were complaining about the roads that everyone — natives and transplants alike — have to navigate. Says Cayleigh:
I couldn't believe the awful condition the roads were allowed to stay in over 24 hours later. It's just a public safety hazard, especially considering how bad people are at driving even on perfectly clear roads.
That hit one reader where he lives. Counters David: 
Pisses me off seeing this complaint...we are out there for 12 plus hours... you can't just scrape the snow off with a plow, that's not how they work.. metal blades tear up the roads... then you complain about pot holes and broken curbs.. you want us to put chemicals down but then complain about the environment or the cost of the tax money needed.
And that inspired this from John: 
It's been my experience that the roads are much better cared for than the sidewalks, which are the property owner's responsibility. Right now there are still sidewalks that are difficult to walk down. Thanks for your effort in making our roads drivable, even if the snow isn't completely removed.
What's the worst street you've encountered in Denver? What's the worst sidewalk?
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