… and snows and snows and snows. Sort of like that Bunny with a drum, it just keeps snowing and snowing. February has broken snowfall records. We have now set the bar at over 40″, and we still have another day to go to finish out the month and it’s still snowing. But we have some heroes on our side during the 2010 Snowpocalypse, neighbors that have gone above and beyond.
Meet PHCA’s Winter Team, some of whom are out there on the streets of Polish Hill right now –
Our Winter Team has been out daily since February 5, armed with shovels and sheer willpower. While other neighborhoods were immobilized with shock, these individuals put their back into it and made Polish Hill a safer neighborhood. Over the course of the last three weeks the Winter Team has been responsible for –
Clearing accumulation from the Monument on Brereton so that pedestrians could walk around the corner without needing to enter the street.
Cleared snow from blocking the cross walk across from Harmar St
Cleared sidewalks on Dobson from Brereton to Harmar
Pathways were cut through two separate snow piles blocking the staircase on upper Brereton.
Cleared the sidewalk on upper Brereton above the steps to the corner of Herron.
Cleared half the distance between Brereton and Phelan.
Cleared Phelan to Paulowna
Paulowna to 30th
30th to 28th St bridge
Bottom of Herron staircase to the EBA
Breezeway next to the PHCA
Pedestrian Tunnel (under Bigelow) steps / both sides
Bigelow Walkway steps
Herron to Dobson staircase
Cleared snow from the Doson/Herron staircase
Cleared snow on the Hancock staircase
Cleared the 28th St. bridge, down to Liberty Ave
Cleared the Herron Bridge to Liberty Ave.
Cleared the pedestrian walkway over Bigelow Blvd.
Our stars deserve a round of applause. If Staffski could, she would give them all medals. For instance —
Joe Tushak – Gold medal for the best kept sidewalk in Polish Hill
Patrick & Jennifer – Gold and world record holders for couples shoveling
Josiah Parkinson – Gold in the Men’s 100 city step iron man competition
Karen Lillis and Tom Hendricks – Gold for mixed-team relay staircase shoveling
Josie Ramsey – Gold in Womens’ cross country shoveling
Leslie Clague – Gold in consecutive sprints
Terry Dolughty – Gold for the twenty-block marathon competition
Myra Faliz – Gold in nocturnal shoveling
Brian Seklecki – Gold for most stylish shoveling
Unfortunately, the City sidewalk crew was unable to perform.