"At this point, we're getting so many complaints about neighborhood streets that we're listening to our customers," Vidal added. "We're going to deal with it."
Denver's storm plan
* Fifty light trucks from various departments will help clear neighborhood streets, joining the 68 plows and other heavy equipment already in use last week on snow routes and the 30 contractors working side streets.
DIA's storm plan
* A snow-removal consultant has been hired to help coordinate clearing ramps between concourses.
* Additional trucks and other large equipment could be hired to help with snow removal.
Troublesome terminal terminology
Denver International Airport spokesman Chuck Cannon has had a tough week. Not only did the "all-weather" airport he represents succumb to a blizzard and close for a record 45 hours, Cannon cursed the person who made the "all-weather" claim in the first place. But a look back shows that Cannon might have to chew on that a bit.
* In discussing the all-weather claim, Cannon told a reporter Tuesday:
"I would like to choke the person who came up with that term."
* But in 1992, according to The Associated Press, Cannon had this to say about the DIA to-be:
It's "the world's first all-weather airport. We will be able to operate as well in a blizzard as Stapleton can on a sunny day."
* And he went on:
"Out here, all of our runways are at least 4,300 feet apart. We can still land 90 planes per hour in a blizzard."
* Quipped Mike Boyd, an aviation consultant:
"Maybe we should put Mr. Cannon on a suicide watch."
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