Blame Game For Traffic Mess During Wednesday's Snowstorm

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If you live or work downtown, you probably noticed that streets around the city were a bit of a mess Wednesday afternoon and evening. Lake-effect snow buried the city, traffic was at a standstill, traveling even a few blocks took hours, and... well, you get the point. It was a cluster.

Now people are asking why. Did the city do enough to keep the streets clear? Why didn't anyone know the snow was coming? Was it everyone's fault for leaving work at the same time? Does anyone remember that we live on the lake?

Everyone seems to have an answer that puts the blame on someone else, because that's just how we roll.

Let's start with Cleveland's chief operating officer Darnell Brown, who is pleading ignorance it appears. He says no one, not even those fancy TV meteorologists (who are never wrong) knew Cleveland was about to get punched by Old Man Winter. Also, he thinks all those bosses that let their employees leave early deserve some blame too.

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