This evening there was a call, on zone 6, of a rollover accident involving an ODPO at 45th and Cicero. The first car on scene gave a "slow down" and informed the zone that the officer was ok. The unit then informed the zone that the accident was caused by ice that had formed on Cicero from 45th to 46th street. The officer requested the zone to call Streets and San to send a salt truck to eleviate the problem. Reply from Streets and San was that they only had one truck available citywide. So at this time we know that an ice rink exist on Cicero, a major thoroughfare leading to Midway Airport, an accident that could have been fatal, and S&S can't spare a truck to deal with it. The officers then ask if CTA could help, "no, their snow command is not up". In-fucking-credible! The officer, now desperate, requests for a salt truck from Midway Airport to respond. The zone states that a supervisor from OEMC is calling Midway with the request. The coppers on scene realize that the water is coming from a broken water main and inform the zone of this. The zone contacts water department and salt trucks and repair trucks are dispatched.
The City That Works!
By the way my street is finally clear, no thanks to S&S.