Northwest Indiana suffered too many snowstorms.
I would first like to compliment the employees of the Highland Public Works Department for the nice job they have done in clearing our streets in Highland during this winter's storms. I know these employees spent long days and nights out in the cold serving our community.
I would also like to compliment the Indiana Department of Transportation snowplow drivers who did their best with their limited equipment/manpower to service our area, to include U.S. 41 through Highland.
An INDOT snowplow driver advised they were doing their best with only seven trucks in operating condition out of a fleet of 20 trucks that are assigned to our area.
I think somebody needs to ask INDOT management why our equipment is in such poor condition.
Gov. Mike Pence, with our $2 billion surplus, please buy some more working trucks!
- John E. Banasiak, Highland