|Boston's mayor appealed for M.I.T. engineers to develop flame throwers to help save the city from record snowfall.|
Francis Slay is back in town. The St. Louis mayor arrived home Wednesday via Amtrak
after his flight from California was canceled Monday due to Midwest snow storms.
One of the mayor's first stops upon his return was to visit the city's emergency command center at Soldiers' Memorial. That's where his staff had been holed up for "Snowmaggedon"
as they coordinated with street and disaster crews to clear the ice and snow.
Still, much of the region continues to look like the innards of an old freezer in need of a serious defrosting. Two to three inches of ice coats damn near everything, and based on the weather forecast, the ice is likely to be here for a week or longer.
What to do? May we suggest that Mayor Slay take a page out of the playbook of Boston's late, great mayor, James Curley. More »