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January 11, 2009 at 6:01 AM

Snow removal

No salt, no bus

I understand the city of Seattle maintains an Office of Emergency Management. Who are these people? What do they do and how much do we pay them? Why hasn’t The Times addressed the role — or, I should say, non-role — of that agency in the recent snow and ice emergency?

I live in the suburbs and rarely get downtown, but I’m angry that some bus commuters were stranded in the city by Metro’s inability to perform, exacerbated by Mayor Greg Nickel’s “hold the salt” policy.

Perhaps City Hall could figure out a way next time to deal with those who were forced to stand in the cold for hours, waiting for their bus that never showed up.

One possibility might be to periodically run chained busses down Third Avenue with large banners on the side saying, “Emergency shuttle to Qwest Field Exhibition Hall Warming and Re-Routing Center.”

— Jim White, Lake Forest Park

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