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
What the fuck Colorado get some fucking plows out and about— reed grignano (@RNano18) December 15, 2015
Today I learned that Colorado doesn't believe in plowing their roads— taylor (@taylorkabrick) December 15, 2015
S/O to Colorado for not shoveling the roads— K Kamp (@Kaylaphamm) December 15, 2015
Gotta stay over night at the hospital where I work cause the roads are too bad.... Lol once again the hell w u Colorado— Jalen Emmons (@jalen_emmons) December 15, 2015
The roads arent even plowed and we were like the only car on the road this morning lol colorado— Ashley Legg (@BornForThisRiot) December 15, 2015
It would be really cool if they knew how to plow roads in Colorado.— Daniel Rueda (@djrueda13) December 15, 2015
whoevers in charge of plowing snow in Denver - you suck & I'm not sure why you're in a position of any responsibility at all...— chantel baumgard (@chantelbaumgard) December 16, 2015
Denver sucks at plowing.— Mel Evans (@mel_evans) December 16, 2015
Don't know what the city of Denver is plowing but it's definitely not our roads and highways during a snow storm.— Anca Bradley (@ancabradley) December 15, 2015
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