To the editor of THE EAGLE:

In response to the Feb. 13 editorial "We can handle snow," I feel a change of perspective is needed.

All those, including the editorialist, who are lampooning Atlanta and other southern cities for not coping with a couple inches of snow seem to be expecting those communities and drivers to be just like the Berkshires. They are not. They don’t usually get storms of this magnitude. Therefore, communities and states do not go to the expense of having as many plows per mile as we do in the Berkshires. They don’t normally need them. And drivers are unaccustomed to driving in snow.

Put those together and you get last week’s standstill. It looks amusing from here, but that’s because we live with it all the time.


Gt. Barrington