no, seriously. check it out:
But the city's chief snow fighter, Department of Public Works Director David Sherman, calls it business as usual.
The city's snow strategy "is not designed to remove snow on all residential streets," Sherman said. "We've already done the streets we normally do."
With more than 4,100 miles of roads in the county, Sherman said, "we just don't have the capacity" to clear them all. And because massive snowfalls are rare in Indianapolis (to match this week's, you have to go back to 1996), it would not be practical "to build such capacity."
Sherman called on residents to take responsibility for their own streets and sidewalks.
"Get with your neighbors," he said. "Get some shovels and plows. There's a lot of people who just need to do it themselves."
let that be a lesson to you, indianapolis. get off your lazy ass and plow your own damn street. and if you don't like it, don't bother trying to take it to the mayor, because he's not even here:
Robert Vane, Mayor Greg Ballard's spokesman, said snowplow crews are working hard and making progress. Ballard could not be reached for comment because he was en route to Tampa, Fla., where he will go to meetings and attend the Super Bowl.
a man's gotta have priorities, after all. ¶