Anyone else think there's misplaced blame going on with the situation concerning Lake Shore Drive during the storm? The group at OEMC is sure getting a lot of heat for not doing more re: shutting down the Drive earlier - what about the idiots who did not heed the warnings that a major storm was coming? Anyone who's lived or worked in this city knows what highways are like during a storm of this magnitude, especially the Drive which runs right along the lakefront!!!! No one anticipated that accidents may occur and that they could be stranded for hours? That's exactly what happened when that CTA bus jack-knifed and blocked all traffic. Why was it the City's job to shut down the Drive rather than folks exerting common sense and avoiding it at all costs?
And Rahm Emmanuel, who has yet to be elected Mayor (if at all) is already talking about opening an inquiry into what happened. What a bunch of idiots.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:12 AM on Feb. 3, 2011 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:16 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
Answer by Jenny-talia at 8:18 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
Answer by Scuba at 8:21 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 9:03 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
Answer by May-20 at 8:29 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
There are stupid people everywhere. outside of Chicago major roads were shut down, The tollway (90) was shut down here at the state-line because last year stupid people got stuck for 18 hours, again semi blocking traffic. I39, the other north/south route out of here was also shut down for about 12 hours. Out in farm country the ISP and sheriffs were handing out tickets if you were out. In Winnebago some idiot was stuck in his car from about 8pm until they could get snowmobiles out to them at 3am. Those responsible for making that kid of decision are damned if they do and damned if they don't.
In defense of some, Chrysler sent its employees a message that if they didn't show for work they would face disciplinary actions. With the economy the it is most chose to try to get to work.
Answer by emptynstr at 10:40 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:21 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:44 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
Sorry, folks. We Chicagoans refer to the Drive using its acronym "LSD". Guess if you're not from around here, you wouldn't know that.
They still should know the song. Though I suspect it got a bit more play on WFYR and the Loop than in other cities.
But as a PP said, there was no right answer there - if they'd shut it down, they would've had those same messes happening on the side streets as people tried to navigate their way out without knowing where they are on the main roads. And the ones on the side streets would've been stuck even longer. All it takes is one guy turning the wrong way down one of the one ways to make a huge mess - compound that with all the signs being plastered with snow.
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:01 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 8:35 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
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