Regarding Can’t Do It Right (The Daily News, Jan. 15). We also live on a cul-de-sac (Cambridge Crescent) and until last year had the same problems as Mr. Schell.
This year the conditions of our street prompted me to call the City. This street had not been plowed or sanded at all this year. The ice around the manhole covers is about five or six inches thick and I explained to the person in
City roads department the dangers to vehicles. There are also deep ruts on the road.
The city sent out a truck that evening to sand, but it didn’t solve the problem. They have also sanded about three or four times since. On Sunday afternoon a car landed in a rut and the rut threw him into a pick-up truck that was parked on the street. I’m told the damage to the two vehicles could reach $20,000.
Later that afternoon, another car hit the same rut and damaged a car that was in the driveway. Both vehicles belonged to the same residence. If this street had been plowed, these two accidents would not have occurred.
What a shame.