EDITORIAL: Snow shoveling should be common sense - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

EDITORIAL: Snow shoveling should be common sense

WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon
(Toledo News Now) -

To shovel or not to shovel - that is the burning, or in this case, freezing question in town. 

Sidewalks that are impassable are a safety hazard.  Forcing people to walk in the street is dangerous, especially when the streets are marginally plowed and contain gaping potholes and swerving, sliding, vehicles. 

Homeowners have always understood that keeping sidewalks shoveled is part of the gig.  Cities and municipalities have always understood that keeping streets plowed and navigable is also expected.  Yet we find that all bets are off when our January weather resembles a month in Antarctica. 

It has been an epic winter.  That puts extra responsibility on everyone: homeowners, family members, neighbors, city employees, and anyone capable of lending a hand to clear the sidewalks.  There shouldn't be any need for tickets or harsh words.  What we need now is common sense and basic community courtesies.    

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Scattered Storms Possible Memorial Day

    Scattered Storms Possible Memorial Day

    Saturday, May 27 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-05-27 17:38:58 GMT
    Marginal Risk (Level 1 out of 5) for severe storms Memorial Day AfternoonMarginal Risk (Level 1 out of 5) for severe storms Memorial Day Afternoon

    After a few dry days, the weather pattern changes as we head into the second half of Memorial Day Weekend. 

    More >>

    After a few dry days, the weather pattern changes as we head into the second half of Memorial Day Weekend. 

    More >>
  • Police investigating death on Biloxi Beach

    Police investigating death on Biloxi Beach

    Saturday, May 27 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-05-27 16:38:08 GMT
    Biloxi police are investigating a dead body found on the beach. (Photo source: WLOX)Biloxi police are investigating a dead body found on the beach. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Biloxi Police are investigating a dead body that was found on the beach Saturday morning. The body was found in the sand in front of St. George Avenue. Witnesses say two women went to retrieve a fishing pole out of the water and discovered the body. It's unclear at this time how the person died or whether the death is suspicious. Police are on the scene. WLOX News Now is also there and will update this story as soon as more information is available. Copyright 2017 WLOX. All rights ...

    More >>

    Biloxi Police are investigating a dead body that was found on the beach Saturday morning. The body was found in the sand in front of St. George Avenue. Witnesses say two women went to retrieve a fishing pole out of the water and discovered the body. It's unclear at this time how the person died or whether the death is suspicious. Police are on the scene. WLOX News Now is also there and will update this story as soon as more information is available. Copyright 2017 WLOX. All rights ...

    More >>
  • Stolen vehicle found in Gulfport; suspect arrested

    Saturday, May 27 2017 9:16 AM EDT2017-05-27 13:16:23 GMT
    Bailey Jade Ford (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)Bailey Jade Ford (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)

    A vehicle stolen in Biloxi was located in Gulfport a few hours later and a woman was taken into custody for the theft.

    More >>

    A vehicle stolen in Biloxi was located in Gulfport a few hours later and a woman was taken into custody for the theft.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly