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What is the reason behind plowing bare road?

November 28, 2018 12:24 am

To the editor:

At 3:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, my neighbors and I were awakened for the third time in as many weeks by the sound of DOT “plowing” a bare, albeit wet, road. Why? It was raining and 38 degrees outside.

The after hours aspect suggests the simple lure of overtime pay for a pointless task. But of greater concern than someone’s overtime is the eventual cost of the damage being caused to a fairly new roadway by the pounding of a massive piece of metal being unnecessarily dragged over the top of it.

If there is some obscure but logical reason for the ongoing practice of plowing a bare road in the middle of the night, I hope that someone from DOT will explain it. Otherwise, it seems to be just another bizarre example of a state agency which has lost all regard for fiscally responsible behavior.

Barbara Valicenti

Greenville