Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I have often bitched about the lack of snowplowing acumen in the Ames area. Generally speaking it is a safe bet to assume that most, if not all, of the snow clearance you see on city streets within 6 hours or so of snowfall is from people driving on it, not from the plows. Today, I figured out why this is the case.

Ames does not use plows on their trucks. No, seriously, I saw it myself. There was a truck driving around this morning spreading sand/salt mix that DIDN'T HAVE A PLOW. It wasn't just driving with the blade up, it DIDN'T HAVE A PLOW. At all. I mean, Jesus Christ...