Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The sidewalk report
It's ten o'clock and time for the Clerkmanifesto Sidewalk Report brought to you by Sneed's Electric Shoelaces. Sneed's Electric Shoelaces, for when you absolutely need to know how securely your shoes are tied.
Conditions are icy out there folks, so step carefully. South tilted sidewalks are mostly clear but we'd advise caution on any other slanted or low lying walks. Avoid them altogether if you can. Watch out for skins of light snow disguising sheet ice. Fortunately most ice is pebbled and will provide a small amount of traction.
There are reports of an old lady down on the ice with a fractured hip on Princeton Ave, just east of Prior. An emergency vehicle is on the scene and North sidewalk traffic is being routed to the South sidewalk, causing delays of up to 40 or 50 seconds.
The St. Paul River Path is in relatively good shape with 60 to 70 percent secure footing, but watch out for a problem area south of Summit Avenue where the city has mysteriously refused to fix a severely sloped stretch of path which has become particularly treacherous in current ice conditions. There are no good detours for this, so just take your time. Remember to allow for heavier than usual jogging traffic as there are loads of people out there trying to make good on their New Year's Resolutions despite the cold temperatures.
And that's the Clerkmanifesto Sidewalk Report brought to you by Sneed's Electric Shoelaces. Sneed's Electric Shoelaces, for when you absolutely need to know how securely your shoes are tied. We will be updating conditions here on the blog every hour on the hour. So check in before you walk!