This Dec. winter storm effected everyone on Capitol Hill, businesses and residents for over a week. This storm shut down Denny and made Broadway as bumpy as a back country log road. The seriousness is it prevented persons from getting their medicines and fearful for seniors to even walk outside.
Obviously, the city could have reacted better but that doesn't mean Capitol Hill has to depend just on the city. The city will now be using salt in severe cases of snow but I would like to hear ideas on how the community can better meet emergency neighborhood needs.
Ideas so far are:
Hiring private plow trucks to clear main streets, business and residential streets
Increase local volunteer Firefighters
Increase Neighborhood Watch program to assist seniors and families
Organize neighborhood groups to clear priority areas
"We're trying to create a hard-packed surface" - Alex Wiggins, chief of staff for the Seattle Department of Transportation.
I would like to see immediate plans for preparing for the next snow storm which will very likely happen and hopefully the impact will not be as great. Winter has just started.