Schools may have caught a lot of flak last week for closing down when the temperatures dropped to -26, but maybe some of the outrage should be reserved for American business.
This tweet from Star Tribune photographer Glen Stubbe pretty well sums up the absurdity of needing people in their cubicles when a winter storm hits just before rush hour.
Commute from Apple Valley this AM might as well say "don't even bother!" pic.twitter.com/DiSnEZje9Q
— Glen Stubbe (@gspphoto) January 14, 2014
Schools have delayed starts. Can’t businesses? It would also give more time to plow crews to do a decent job of clearing thoroughfares.
True, there are critical people — nurses, doctors, firefighters and bloggers come immediately to mind — but most of the people on the road this morning can be missed for a few hours. That much was proven by the two hours they sat in traffic that wasn’t moving this morning.