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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

an hour and a half later

Arrived at work to find this press release, from the city, in my email:

Motorists Advised to Drive with Caution

The City of Santa Fe’s Streets Division is actively salting streets all over town. However, Santa Fe road conditions are icy, and weather-related accidents are reportedly slowing traffic on the south side of town.

The City of Santa Fe is concerned about your safety. Motorists are advised to drive with caution, as winter weather conditions are forecasted to continue throughout the day. When driving in icy conditions, be sure to slow down, particularly when approaching intersections covered with ice or snow. Driving at reduced speeds is the best precautionary measure while traveling on slippery roads. Also, be sure to keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you, and steer with smooth and precise movements. Changing lanes too quickly and jerky steering while braking or accelerating can cause skidding.

In addition to salting the roads, City Streets Division crews continue to work on pothole repair to reduce road safety hazards.

REALLY, you don't say? The south side was an unbelievable mess, such that it took me an hour and a half to get here. And, yes, I realize the appropriate response to treacherous roads, bumper to bumper traffic and emergency vehicles is NOT to take photos and email them to oneself. But my other impulse was to pull over to the side of the road and cry, so this seemed more constructive.
I'm so moving to Maui.