Cobb dropped the ball
February 01, 2014 11:54 PM | 1564 views | 3 3 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

I read in Tuesday’s edition of the MDJ the article titled, “Georgia bracing for projected snowfall.” They were bracing, but they surely didn’t prepare!

To get from my job to my house on Wednesday it took five hours, and it’s a 15 minute commute! I’m not sure who’s to blame for this, because it’s not just Cobb County that experienced the mayhem on the roads, but it was all of the metro Atlanta area that was not prepared and did not pre-treat the roads in anticipation of the ice.

I’m wondering why some of the major arteries in Cobb such as Austell Road, E.W. Connector, and Powder Springs Road were not treated with gravel or sand to prevent all of the accidents and standstill of traffic. This was a major hardship to thousands of people who were not able to make it home.

The article includes a picture of Bill Shelton who works with the Cobb County Maintenance Division checking out some of the road salt they had on hand just in case they needed it. That’s pretty funny, considering what happened.

You “dropped the ball” on this one Cobb County. I’m sorry I have to say that.

Maria Acevedo

Marietta
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anonymous
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February 03, 2014
This is Cobb County! We don't need no big government. It's everyone for themselves.
Maria A.
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February 02, 2014
In the article I meant to say Tuesday, not Wednesday-Sorry.
anonymous
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February 02, 2014
Maria, I think the best question we should ask is, what did I do to help?
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