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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

October 15, 2013 at 7:32 AM

King County snowplows will be hard to find

City prioritizes stadiums over roads

I’m not surprised to read King County snowplows will be hard to find this winter [“King county snowplows to be scarce this winter,” page one, Oct. 14].

I mean really, is it all that necessary that roads be maintained in the county? Obviously not as the last 20 years have shown. When I worked for King County Public Works, it was our mission to keep roadways and even ditches cleaned and trimmed. Then it was decided it was more important for the county to become involved in stadiums and other Seattle projects and let the roads fail.

Back then the bridge to Duvall was painted every couple years, but the powers let it deteriorate for years until the railing needed a complete replacement at who knows what cost.

Larry Marty, Snohomish

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