We noticed this the first time we had a decent snow last month. The day after the snow, the entire neighborhood was filled with impromptu teams of residents, each hauling their shovel from home, and chipping away at the streets and sidewalks all day, until gradually the roads were cleared.
I’ve counted as many as 50 people in one place, shoveling with gusto.
Old and young, men and women alike.
Snow plows only do the main thoroughfares, and side streets are left to their own devices.
As a local friend said, if we don’t do it ourselves, it won’t get done.
And everybody benefits.