The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 5, 2014

Letter: Not-so-smooth sledding


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — This morning I attempted to drop my grandson off at Prairie View Elementary School.  When I drove up to the school, I noticed that you could not really get close to a door to drop off a child.  

The normal places were deep in snow and at least 10 cars stuck and going nowhere. A nice mom who was behind a stuck car said she would take my grandson into the school as she had to take her child also.

I kept thinking how is this going to work at pick-up time?  The pick-up lanes had cars stuck in them and unless a snow plow came before pick-up time, this would be a potential disaster with parents having to park on busy Willow Road and walk in to get their children.

When I got home, I called the school first and was recommended to call the Enid Public Schools office, which I did. I was transferred to their property management office and got voicemail.

I then called the Enid Police Department and spoke to Danny. I told him the situation, and he told me he would call the Street Division and get someone right over.

I called the school and told them the good news. They called me back 10 minutes later and said they could not believe it — the plows were already there and had done the front of the school and were headed to the back. Staff members were out taking pictures they were so excited.

Thank you Enid Police Department and the Street Division for a job well done!

Judy Vickers

Enid