Late winter snowstorms are beautiful and a little tough when we are thinking of spring leaves, not shoveling the drive.
The last couple of weeks have shown that the old saying about Missouri weather is a meteorological fact.
While a lot of us were more prepared for boating than sledding, it is obvious that state, county and municipal road workers were ready for the weather.
As were utility crews who responded quickly and efficiently to power failures throughout the lake region. Emergency responders were out right along with them. Handling emergency, responding to motorists.
Less than a day after the first big snow, the highways between the lake and other cities, where the snow was deepest, were clear and dry. The main lake arteries were cleared just as quickly and even neighborhoods were taken care of with dispatch.
Congratulations to the folks who drive the snowplows, emergency responders and utility crews who make life easier for the rest of us. We know they are working long hours in the cold.
Too often we complain about the job public employees do without thinking about how difficult the job can be.
Too often we complain about government in general without remembering the important services that are provided.
It’s hard to be quite as mad at the government when the road in front of your house is clear.
We hope that this is the last of winter and we can soon get on with the business and fun of summer. In the meantime, let’s keep a good thought for the hard-working people that make winter driving easier.