PLATTSBURGH CITY, NY -- March 23, 2017
Here's a another snow hurdle blocking a sidewalk, this time on Court Street. Once again a snowplow cleared out a parking lot but left an obstruction. But most Plattsburgh City senior citizens are in optimal health: they can easily leap over any high snowbank to avoid the risk of walking in the street. (As for the disabled -- well, they don't count, do they?)
The snowbank was found at the entrance to the Catherine Gardens complex. The property provides housing for senior citizens. Also note the Senior Citizens Council of Clinton Co., Inc. owns the property.
Plows blocking sidewalks with impassable snow banks wouldn't be a problem if the city spent a little time and money informing everyone about the situation. Sending a letter to each property owner on how snowplowing must include clearing the sidewalk would help.
In the meantime have fun leaping like an Olympic athlete. If you're able.