So, Manhattan got four more inches of snow last night…on top of the eight that were already on the ground.
But the falling ice woke me up.
I don’t dwell on the weather too much — at least, not on this blog — but I have to wonder, as the local news reports power outages for thousands of residents yet again in New Jersey and other neighboring states —
Why don’t more cities bury their power lines?
Cost is probably the answer, but after a winter like this one — one that is not nearly over — I would think residents in New Jersey, for instance, might think of that cost as an investment.
Aren’t there lots of costs associated with fixing the downed lines after every storm? Trimming the trees around the downed lines? Lost productivity? Lost revenue?
Lost food in the frig and freezer?
Just wondering. I have electricity right now, and I think everyone else should, too.
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