I feel this new government has had an epic fail in the first snowfall. I have snow tires and I got stuck on the McKenney hill. The St. Albert Transit bus got stuck as well as several other vehicles.
I was, thankfully, pushed by two good men and had to turn down Liberton, as someone got stuck further up the hill ahead of me. I had to drive down Liberton to Giroux because at the Tim Hortons intersection I almost got stuck again.
Driving down Dawson, I saw a second St. Albert Transit bus stuck turning into a crescent. That's two buses that got stuck!
The fact that whoever is running the show doesn't realize you sand and clear the snow should not be running things. I was born and raised in St. Albert, and it was St. Albert's pride that our snow trucks were the first ones out. Now they are non-existent.
The city makes a big production talking about safety and painting yellow sidewalks in a place that has snow covering it for eight months of the year, yet doesn't cover the most important thing: driver safety.
There's no sense having newfangled sidewalks when we can't stop for them because the streets are ice. I'm completely and utterly disgusted.
Tanya Mackie, St. Albert