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On Christmas Eve day, I was on my way to work at a hospital and, despite the light snow coating the ground, travel was not problematic until I came to the top of Scott Road in Mt. Lebanon.

Despite slowing my speed and putting my vehicle in neutral, my car began sliding at a high rate of speed and fishtailing. I slammed into the curb, cutting the sidewall of my new snow tire, causing a flat and a bent rim.

Two young men on their way to go hunting pulled over and changed my flat tire. I would like to again thank them for their act of kindness. It’s refreshing to know there are still good people in the world and I pray that God generously blesses them.

On another note, I tried for hours to reach the municipality of Mt. Lebanon to alert officials that the road needed to be salted; unfortunately, there was no one there the entire day to answer the phone, just a message listing their hours and instructing callers to try back later.

On New Year’s Eve day, a co-worker informed me that he was coming down that same patch of road and, again, it was a sheet of ice and he slid. People need to get to work and they depend on the roads being treated. Working in a medical facility, it’s preferred that we arrive in one piece. Please help us so we may help others.

Castle Shannon

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