Letter: Traffic apps add to traffic woes (opinion)
With winter upon us, technology has reared its ugly head again in the form of mapping apps.
During the recent storms, locals were once again subjected to out of town drivers using mapping programs to try to find their way around traffic and clogging local streets while trying to avoid slow downs on the main arteries. To top it off, once the highway was closed, Donner Pass Road became a parking lot, making driving through town a three- or four-hour endeavor.
We need our town council and police to come up with a plan to control traffic under these conditions. Local and emergency vehicle passing lanes during storms? Designated parking areas during highway closures? These aren’t new problems, but they are becoming worse with the injection of technology into the mix.