Cape Cod sucks at plowing. They are horrible. I do not remember the roads, during a storm, ever being this bad in previous years. The conditions that the individual towns allow their citizens to drive in are almost negligent on a criminal level. That, paired with my current fear of driving in any adverse weather situation, is not allowing me to travel with out an worries.
Let’s take today for instance. today is a poor weather day. It has snowed, but that is not the bad part – actually, the amount of snow plays a key part. The real issue is the wind. It’s one of those winds that can knock a grown man off of his knees. While last week the snowfall was closer to a foot, this week the snowfall was barely six inches. What made this bad? Well, what made this bad was answered in the first sentence: The plows made this bad.
Now back in the day, or at least how i remember it, each town had their own plows. This isn’t the case anymore. No town plows are seen – anywhere. On more than one occasion we (my dad and i) saw independent contractors doing town roads. Since independent contractors are not town employees their tools and equipment are not covered. All of this leads us to our big key point:
They aren’t dropping their plows.
Since the plows are not dropping their plows the entire way the snow is not being properly removed. Which means people are driving on the snow and making the conditions worse (with the amount of cars that drive on the surface).
Now that the exposition is set, let’s talk about our main point. I hate driving in snow with other people. People drive with one hand, dial a number on their phone or try to clean the seat next to them. How is it safe not to be totally focused on the road in this type of situation?
It is shocking to me.
That’s pretty much it. Cape Cod plows suck, my dad scares the daylights out of me while driving, I want to move back to a desert climate.