What’s with all the mud?

Dear Sir:

This complaint is directed toward the city council, and the people who manage the public works, who seem to have no idea how to manage a couple inches of snowfall, or the city budget.

Dear Sir:

This complaint is directed toward the city council, and the people who manage the public works, who seem to have no idea how to manage a couple inches of snowfall, or the city budget.

Every time this town gets an inch of snow the “mud trucks” come out. I have never seen such a mess created in a town due to a couple inches of snow.  Everything in this town is coated in a perpetual layer of sand a gravel all winter long, which in effect turns into mud when the temperature rises, which seems to happen on a regular basis.

Kitimat and all the towns in between “Mud City” and Vancouver do not seem to have this problem.

You might think you are saving money by utilizing the abundance of sand and gravel we possess but in the long run it is costing us.

It is clogging up our drainage system, covering everything that moves in the spring with dust, and costing everyone for car insurance for cracked windshields.

While I believe the major highways warrant attention, perhaps basic snow clearing is warranted for the minor roads and sub-divisions in “Mud City.”

It is not just the city at fault.  It also involves all the businesses in “Mud City.”  I really cannot believe the mess that is created with a few inches of snow.  While trying to keep a few city employees employed is commendable, I think you are doing more harm than good.

Who knows perhaps the money saved by not covering us in mud could be better utilized by fixing up some of the roads.  To travel the 4700 block of McConnell Avenue you pretty much need an off-road vehicle, and this is a paved sub-division.

I have had visitors say that this town has to be the ugliest town in B.C. after an inch of snow.  Also I would think that most residents of “Mud City” know how to drive in a snowfall.

We all have snow tires and we all drive accordingly.  So go back to school and learn how to manage snow a little more effectively, if not cleaner.

Chris Mann,

Terrace, BC