The City of Akron’s efforts to plow after last weekend’s snowstorm are drawing criticism from some residents – and prompting the city to apologize.
In Goodyear Heights, a white sedan sits in the middle of the street while its owner hacks away at the ice underneath. The low-riding vehicle is almost impaled on a block of ice -- only one of the wheels is touching the pavement. Darnell Boyd stopped to try and push the car out. He says the city usually does a good job plowing, but this week has been an exception.
“It’s just hard to get around all these streets. None of these side streets is plowed. I just don’t understand it. It’s going to get worse if it freezes up, I can imagine.”
The city has hired extra crews to salt and plow ahead of the freezing temperatures coming this week. A spokeswoman says they plan to re-evaluate plowing procedures in the next few weeks to be able to respond faster in the future.