Traffic wasn’t moving very fast around Lawrence Wednesday morning, but the fact that it was moving at all is a credit to the efforts of city road crews.
Although residential streets hadn’t been plowed, major routes, as well as many secondary routes, were clear by midmorning. It was no small task after Mother Nature dumped 8 inches of blowing snow on the city on Tuesday. By noon, crews reportedly were starting to plow secondary streets.
The city’s sanitation crews also deserve a pat on the back. Even on the unplowed residential streets, city trash trucks were making their rounds Wednesday morning, sometimes offering a friendly wave to residents out shoveling snow.
Speaking of shoveling, let’s also give a hand to all the people who didn’t wait 48 hours after Tuesday’s snowfall to clear their sidewalks — and perhaps give their neighbors a hand doing the same. Especially in Wednesday’s dangerous cold, those who pitched in to help deserve the gratitude not only of their neighbors but the community as a whole.
A snow like the one that hit Lawrence Tuesday certainly slows the community down a bit. It gives us all a little extra time to say thanks to the people who help get the city moving again.