School snow hazard [Letter]

Doesn't Baltimore care about the safety of its schoolchildren? The sidewalks around Baltimore Polytechnic Institute have still not been cleared of snow along Cold Spring Lane ("Storm dumps biggest snowfall since 2010 on a day possibly among area's top 10 snowiest on record," Feb. 14).

This forces students to disembark MTA buses into a very busy right lane of traffic. I had to stop my car and put my flashers on to encourage other drivers to slow down and allow the students to cross the street safely.

And you can forget the whole jaywalking issue here; the students truly have no choice. I almost want to suggest that parents organize a clean-up crew, but at this point it looks like the only thing that will move that frozen snow is a backhoe and a city that cares more about its students attending school than about providing clean needles to drug abusers.

David Plaut, Reisterstown

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