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December 30, 2008 4:25 PM

Seattle snow meltdown

Posted by Letters editor

Heed this warning

I've been listening to criticism about the city not handling the snow/ice properly. While these comments may be justified, I also issue a challenge to retailers, apartment-building management companies and homeowners: How many of you picked up a shovel to clear your sections of pavement or employed someone to do it?

We all need to take responsibility for keeping pedestrians safe, and we can avoid the dangers associated with snow turning to ice.

Here's my second challenge, once road travel is restored: Retailers and apartment-building managers need to buy shovels and salt, line up shovelers and establish a plan for clearing pavements and for keeping them clear. Do it now before the next storm hits. Homeowners need to buy a shovel, and arrange in advance which elderly neighbor's sidewalk you will clear and keep clear.

-- Ellia Ryan, Seattle

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