Dear Snowplow Drivers,
First of all I would like to start this letter with a thank you! Yesterday was our first true snowfall of the season in Northeast Wisconsin. I have a 30 mile commute one way and I truly dread the snow for this reason. Last night were not perfect conditions to be driving, and I blame the jerks in their suv's and trucks who think that just because they have an suv or truck that they can go 70 in the snow covered left hand lane while the rest of us are creeping along at 45 miles an hour. I wish I had the guts to politely smile and honk as I see them on the side of the road in the ditch. I have a hard time feeling bad for them. Just because you are in a four wheel drive you are not invincible.
Anyways, when I woke up this morning I was pleasantly surprised to see the roads on 41 were pretty much ideal. If it weren't for the white stuff on the side of the road, you wouldn't have even known it snowed :) So I must give you mad props for your excellent job.
I must now apologize. I am sure in the next two weeks I will be complaining (shocking, I know.) I will be complaining about the roads. But what I want you to know is I know it isn't your fault. I think what you guys do is so comendable. What I will be complaining about is the lack of support and help you guys have. Why is it for some reason whenever there is a budget cut the snow plows are one of the first things to go? I don't get it. I drive in Outagamie county, and you can tell a huge difference the second you cross the brown county line. Again, I know it is not your fault and the work that you guys do is amazing and deserve tons of kudos. I would be so angry if I were you guys, not just because it is impossible to keep up with the demands, but I think it gives you guys a bad rep. For the people that don't get we don't have enough plows, you guys get the blame, and that isn't fair!
So just so you know if I do complain, please know it isn't directed at you. It is directed at whoever decides to make the budget cuts! You guys are doing a fantastic job, keep it up!
A driver terrified of driving on 41 in the winter.