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The snow removal shuffle

Dear Editor:The present snow removal system, or should I say snow reshuffling system, is just not a good solution for Aspen residents.We practically break our backs shoveling out the walls of compacted snow and ice that block our mailboxes, driveways and vehicles after the plow moves the snow and ice from the roadway to the road edges. Some people hire other people to do the back-breaking work or to use small, loud, polluting bobcats to shove the snow from one driveway or parking space into someone else’s driveway or parking space. Please, either leave the streets alone or take the snow far away, but don’t push it onto our mailboxes, cars and driveways. This does not mean that pushing huge heaps of snow, dirt and debris onto residents’ yards is acceptable, either. Do you know how unsightly those heaps look as they melt and how damaging they are to lawns and trees which residents are required to keep up for the city?! These huge piles also block drivers’ and pedestrians’ visibility at intersections. The process of having rotating days of no parking so that streets can be properly plowed makes sense to me, as long as driveways and mailboxes are not plowed in with ice.Mary JanssAspen


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