Darley Civic Association

slippery hill(s)

Posted in: Darley
The big hill on Indian Field Rd. is dangerous when it snows and for a while afterwards due to all the shade. Since I live directly across from the midpoint of it, I look out my window and see many cars and trucks slippping. I offered a shovel and salt once to a stuck oil truck. Last week I watched the trash truck try to make it up the hill for ten minutes. Gave up. One year the plow slid down and knocked over our mailbox, just missing my son and the neighbor's by a few yards. I hold my breath every time someone tries to stop toward the end of the hill. The other day I fell trying to walk my dog.

Yesterday, it seems, we were salted. I believe this is due to a police patrol car finding the conditions adverse and calling in for some relief. Not sure about that.

At the very least I think we need some kind of warning signs for those unfamiliar with the road. But I think it would be appropriate to have someone sand and/or salt the road on this hill and the other steep one on Council Trail each time it snows enough to stick for awhile. Council Trail thaws quickly due to sunshine. Indian Field hill stays slippery until it gets very warm.

I often shovel and salt the road directly in front of my house so I can make it into the driveway. This helps others make it up or down the hill too, but I can't always be relied upon.

Thanks for listening,
Maureen Ciaccio
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