In case you weren’t aware of it, it snowed last Thursday. Depending on who’s counting we got between 7 inches and a foot in Providence, substantial, but this it New England right? Maybe not. Traffic was gridlocked Thursday afternoon and into the night. Kids were trapped on buses, cars were abandoned on area highways, bread and milk were endangered species… Can I just say, what the hell happened?
Yes, the city and state were completely out-to-lunch, yes people should be fired, but seriously folks, come on. It was a little snow storm, we need the state to rescue us? What happened to us? I traveled from the East Side to Federal Hill on Thursday evening, and what I saw was a lot of selfish people, blocking intersections, ignoring red lights, driving down streets the wrong way… Traffic control regulations remain in effect when snow is falling.
Don’t get me wrong, I blame the state and city for a poor response, but we need to take some personal responsibility for ourselves here. Its been snowing in New England for thousands of years and until recently, we were able to deal with it on our own with a little help from our elected officials and civil servants.