Most area residents still were snuggled in their beds as we readied for work Saturday. One of us drove by Barker’s B&K on the way in to work and longed to see the carhops.

But Snow Days and two-hour delays are for school kids and their instructors, not the rest of us — particularly those responsible for clearing the roads of snow.

Despite 4 to 7 inches of the white stuff, which drifted to a few inches more in some spots Saturday, area roads were surprisingly passable over the weekend. Most drivers had two lanes of nearly clear pavement along highways.

Plow operators deserve our thanks. And, once again, Kokomo Street and Refuse Director Joe Ewing, county Highway Superintendent Ted Cain, and their crews — and those who keep their equipment up and running — deserve our thanks for their work. Just as they did when the entire area was hit with more than a foot of snow in 2014, these folks quickly took control of the roadways.

In Kokomo’s downtown, street crews salted and sanded ahead of the snow. There wasn’t a moment that a downtown visitor couldn’t park on a street.

So today, be thankful for city and county plow operators. They did their best to soften winter’s wallop this past weekend.

And join us in counting down the return of the B&K carhops.

Kokomo Tribune editorial board

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