Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Seattle Having Trouble With That Accumulated Global Warming

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The green zealots of the Seattle Dept of Transportation may just find themselves on the wrong side of a bunch of pissed off people:

The icy streets are the result of Seattle's refusal to use salt, an effective ice-buster used by the state Department of Transportation and cities accustomed to dealing with heavy winter snows.

"If we were using salt, you'd see patches of bare road because salt is very effective," Wiggins said. "We decided not to utilize salt because it's not a healthy addition to Puget Sound."

By ruling out salt and some of the chemicals routinely used by snowbound cities, Seattle has embraced a less-effective strategy for clearing roads, namely sand sprinkled on top of snowpack along major arterials, and a chemical de-icer that is effective when temperatures are below 32 degrees.

Seattle also equips its plows with rubber-edged blades. That minimizes the damage to roads and manhole covers, but it doesn't scrape off the ice, Wiggins said.
Any one who lives where snow is common must be thinking that these are by far the stupidest elected officials in America. In Chicago they're corrupt but at least they know how to clear snow from the streets. These morons in Seattle take the cake for pure idiocy. Sure, salt is not a "healthy addition to Puget Sound" but snow packed roads are not a healthy addition to the lives of the city's citizens.

But wait, while they are protecting the Sound, they are giving criminals a huge advantage:

The city's patrol cars are rear-wheel drive. And even with tire chains, officers are avoiding hills and responding on foot, according to a West Precinct officer.
As for using sand, anyone with even a little knowledge of environmental issues knows that limited amounts of salt are benign but sand causes enormous environmental and infrastructure problems:

Many cities are moving away from sand because it clogs the sewers, runs into waterways, creates air pollution and costs more to clean up.
Congratulations Seattle, the entire northern half of the country and probably Canada are laughing their asses off at your ignorance.

Liberals are insane.

Update: Cap'n Ed has some thoughts.

1 comment:

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