Two weeks ago, Jim Whalen asked, “Am I alone in wondering whether plowing the alleys is counterproductive?” [Viewpoints, Feb. 13]. My reply is no, you’re not! On more than one occasion we’ve plowed out the back (and our garage doesn’t open onto the alley, but sideways, so there’s a lot of digging to do) and the garbage/recycling cans, only to have the village truck plow us back in. Jim is right that the plow creates icy mounds, which are often worse than the initial snow. 

My vote would be for the village to stop plowing the alleys!

Debbie Pastors

Oak Park

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