Paul Romano: Dillon Valley situation demands police presence |

Paul Romano: Dillon Valley situation demands police presence

Paul Romano

It would be nice to hear from the powers recently reported in this paper as involved that they recognize the Evergreen Road ice mass accident, traffic mess-blockade, on the very first serious snow of the season two weeks ago is not acceptable, even though no one, I think, got hurt this time?

And that something definite will be done to prevent it from happening again with the next snowfall coming this week, and maybe this time there will be personal injury in addition to all the material damage this time.

Everywhere else in the world and in the U.S., when it is necessary to limit two-way traffic to a single lane, for accidents, construction or anything, a policeman, an officer, is stationed and assigned to direct traffic one way at a time, alternatively. It isn’t hard to do.

With all the extra full-time police officers we have in Summit County, “to be prepared for the resort high seasons 24/7/52 per year,” even though they are needed only six months a year, can’t just one be spared full time, or at least for rush hours and emergencies like the ice and snow storm? In this shoulder season low season?

If officialdom manpower is too critical for us, perhaps temporary traffic lights could be set up to safely alternate one way at a time traffic flow.

Is anybody doing anything to prevent the Evergreen Road near-almost catastrophe from happening again. The next snow is coming!

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