Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Great Preparations!

The knew the snow was coming. They have thousands of tons of salt all over the city and state property waiting to be spread on the slick roads. And CDOT and IDOT blew it:
  • Seven people were taken to the hospital late Monday after 35 vehicles were involved in two separate chain-reaction crashes less than a mile apart on the Kennedy Expressway.

    Both crashes, involving a total of 35 vehicles, happened about 10:30 p.m. in the inbound express lanes of Interstate 90/94 between North Avenue and Division Street, according to Illinois State Police.
That was Monday night. Tuesday morning, the commute times ran upwards of three HOURS - even an Obama motorcade didn't back up the expressways three hours. Slick ramps, jackknifed trucks, bridge decks as skating rinks. And the local streets were barely better. Nice to see Rahm and Rauner had everything ready to go for a storm that had only been predicted for a week. Good thing it's going to be 40 degrees and raining Friday.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can look at the bright side, at least it wasn't another expressway shooting.

3/15/2017 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to be the one that received that job.. you will be there for a week doing that report..

3/15/2017 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Minor stuff, the powers that be have bigger fish to fry, than worrying about snow and ice that will melt in a week anyway.

3/15/2017 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city that works. LOL.

3/15/2017 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't expect anything less from Chucky Williams.

3/15/2017 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My commute which is a 20 minutes ride took 1hr and 43 minutes.
Four salt trucks doing 4 mph on lsd just mowing the snow not plowing or salting.
From 57 south to 31 then existing to avoid the stevenson construction.
Can that dumbass in charge explain also can street and sans explain why their barricades from Obama fairweather address still on the street central and the stevenson.

3/15/2017 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats salt?

3/15/2017 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone remember the name of the last Mayor who fucked up a snowfall cleanup?

Not many people do... Here's a hint: Bilandic...

This could be Rahmacide's undoing. Then again, the Kennedy is a clusterfuck in good weather, so anything's possible with the 9.5 fingered ballerina

3/15/2017 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And who is in charge of snow removal? A retired, clouted, former CPD boss. That explains a lot.

3/15/2017 04:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we fire Charlie Williams on a Sts and San type Rule 14, lying to the public about the efficiency of the snow removal.
It would be poetic justice.
Live by the sword, die by the sword, Chuckie Baby.
I agree with the Bilandic outcome as it applies to Rham.
Again, one could only hope.

3/15/2017 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks just can't drive. Driving without a license is very common in Chicago. Why even parallel parking has been taken out of the state test too.

3/15/2017 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This again shows the mayors total incompetence to do even a simple task a little bit of snow a lot of ice failed again this man has achieved absolutely nothing unless you count all the shootings and excessive crying and not hiring enough police officers as a plus!

3/15/2017 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On our ways into our jobs, Tuesday morning, the wife and I were texting WTF to one another, about the horrid traffic conditions.
As she said "This is why so many people fuckin HATE Streets & Sans workers". All of that advanced warning, and roads are still this fucked up? Inexcusable.

3/15/2017 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ it was a major storm with near white out conditions. Sometimes, there is nothing you can do to beat Mother Nature. I know people here are bitter but take a break from the bitching once in a while. It's winter in the Midwest. Expect to have a few days with cancelled flights and long commutes. You know there are people who didn't have the horrible burden of sitting in their heated cars for 90 minutes, right? People that don't have cars and have to take a bus. A little perspective once in a while might go a long way toward all the sour grapes in CPD not having hypertension by 35 years old.

3/15/2017 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another day as usual failure by the elected and their clouted minions to do a job, no snow for how long and they cannot even tackle their jobs? Come on Bruce-Rahm_toni just get it over with admit failure resign, you could save face before your removed from office by the new AG Sessions when his team audits the books and your put on the bus for a ride!

3/15/2017 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how is the 500 dollar fine working out foe home owners sidewalks?

3/15/2017 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about people slow down and adjust to the road conditions?? You can't drive like its's the 4 of July everyday!!

IDOT and Streets and San fucked up!! Trying to save money by not calling out crews to deal with the ice!!

3/15/2017 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The leaders are still concerned about the zombie apocalypse no time to clean the roads

3/15/2017 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Business as usual said...

I have a relative who retired from Streets and San.and now (seasonal) plows for the State from Nov-April. He was called in for OT on Sunday evening to work overtime and returned home Monday morning to sleep. He received a text at 3pm on Monday afternoon stating that callback for Monday evening through Tuesday morning was cancelled. The bulk of the storm hit Tuesday AM. I happened to be driving on the Edens outbound at 9am Tuesday morning. The road was unplowed and no salt was spread. What a mess!

3/15/2017 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the old days plowing and salting was a very serious matter most routes we're down to running water. Citizens we're for the most part very satisfied the program worked. Now fast forward a dozen years the leaders in charge now never took lessons from past leaders .the state of Illinois runs a snow program with small trucks and long routes. The city remains pretty good but it's a far cry from when it was a number 1 priority as I stated earlier back in the old days it was taken very seriously mayor Jane byrne won the election on snow. It's going to take a paralyzing snow and an election to get the service we used to get.

3/15/2017 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was kinda interesting. One station, at 3 am, after all had been cleared, said 20 to 30 vehicles. Yesrday on the news, the same report. Now I see 35. I guess I'm wondering if a trained, non-biased reporter can count.

IE: Rahm ... possibly 10 cars
IE: Trump ... 40 cars, but maybe 100. This story has not been verified.
Somehow I think Russian Hacking interfered with weather reports.

Actually, with the Climate Change, this should be cleared by Friday.

Who are we to judge? (humor)

3/15/2017 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That salt is needed for the zombie apocalypse.

3/15/2017 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger Sir Donkey, esq said...

This won't have any effect on Rahm. The slugs who voted for Rahm don't have jobs to go to, so they weren't affected.

3/15/2017 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I would bet rahms huge black valet vehicles were fully fueled and washed nicely! Why does he need such large guzzling vehicles that get 10 MPG? Thought he was the "green mayor" my mistake he is green but not in environmental way in a more gimme type of way!

3/15/2017 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm missing something here, but isn't the Kennedy and other expressways the responsibility of the state? IDOT is state. ISP is state
Who handled paper on the 36 car crash. ISP and I'm sure the I at the beginning stands for ILLINOIS

3/15/2017 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie Williams fell asleep with his crew of salt spreaders and snow removal trucks....

bring back Al Sanchez

3/15/2017 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't tailgate. Use winter tires.

3/15/2017 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One major snowfall in 2017 and it gets f'd up. Sweet.

3/15/2017 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But but but but look at how much money they avoided spending by not doing, like, um ahh, the job they are actually elected to do! This way, there is more money to sweep into other funds to make payments on other things, like loans taken out on plumbing and HVAC all while democrats can twist it all around and say they couldn't effectively deal with the snow and ice because they just have to raise taxes some more to be able to accomplish things like snow removal and salting.

Besides, if cops can stay fetal as a form of protest, and do the bare minimum (or less) complete with driving so very slowly to calls, then why can't plow and salt truck operators join the club to do the same thing? A Work Slow Down out of one unionized group is no different than another, now is it?

One might say that staying fetal is "snowballing". Maybe this wasn't Rahm and Rauner dropping the ball so much as it was other government employees issuing their own smack down against being treated like worthless slaves no different than the smack down the cops are issuing for the same reasons?

3/15/2017 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Jack Trumpblood said...

Obama still gets motorcades?

3/15/2017 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD School of Merit alumni and S&S professional Chollie Williams was napping.
Tommy Skillethead tried to reach him but Chollies turnts his cellphone off after 7pm.
Somewhere Balandic is rolling over.

3/15/2017 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw plow trucks parked on the street all night. Looks like they were called in before the heavy stuff came down. Nothing like paying time and half all night for nothing and then deciding to call them in an hour before the blizzard starts.

3/15/2017 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

35 car pileup, I would of loved to see the POs face when that card popped on his box. I would have went home sick had it been me! #stayfetal

3/15/2017 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For some reason or other, seeing the word preparation in the same sentence as Rahm's name makes me think of a certain over the counter product - as in Preparation H.

3/15/2017 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, hey, hey, lay off Charlie Williams will yah? No, I really mean it! Lay off Charlie Williams and get somebody who knows what to do the next time some white stuff falls on us.

3/15/2017 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

almost shit my pants

3/15/2017 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanna bet the mayor's and Burkes streets were clean as a whistle?

3/15/2017 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One major snowfall for 2017 and Rhamacide's minions f*ck it up - as usual.

Rahm couldn't pick a qualified, decent employee even if he wanted to.

3/15/2017 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And people driving way too fast for conditions

3/16/2017 04:25:00 AM  

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