Letter of the Day (Jan. 31): Stuck cars

  • Updated: January 30, 2013 - 7:34 PM

The view from the salt truck reveals some odd behavior.


File photo: St.Paul city truck salted along Grand Ave. near Snelling Ave. during afternoon rush hour.

Photo: David Brewster, Star Tribune

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Be safe and test the conditions of the road you're driving on.

On Tuesday, in my job driving a truck for the city of Minneapolis, I treated city streets with a mixture of salt and sand. One of the streets on my route has four hill streets on it, and on Tuesday there were cars stuck on every one of them.

I put sand around each vehicle, and they were on their way. What puzzled me was that cars were still trying to come up the hills after seeing the others stuck.


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