Schenectady, Why Can’t You Handle Snow?
I'm a born and raised Schenectadian, I've lived here my whole life and I've never seen the streets as bad as they've been in the past couple of years.
I am so appreciative of the people who drive the snow plows. I understand that where I live isn't a "priority street" and I get it, I can wait. The only issue I have is that it's been days since the storm and some parts of Schenectady haven't even been touched by a plow yet.
Is some of the problem people who don't understand the concept of "Snow Emergency?" Of course! Have we just had a lot of snow in the last couple of years and there's not enough places to put it? Probably. I just don't understand how Schenectady always ends up being the worst roads I drive on.
My Mom's neighbor drives a snow plow for the city and I understand how hard they're working. My issue isn't with the drivers just doing their job, there's obviously a system lax that other places around the Capital Region have figured out. If you drove down back roads in Colonie today, they were cleared. Schenectady, it's still piled up and like cake mix.
Schenectady residents or elsewhere, what tips can we pick up that can help me from getting stuck in the alley behind my house in snow for two hours (true story)?