Letter: Central time can solve many school-delay issues

To the editor:

I would like to point out that if Indiana time were based on Central instead of Eastern time, there would already be a one-hour delay built in for storms coming in overnight. (“When the weather outside is frightful: Last season’s snow, cold don’t alter closing protocols,” Nov. 27)

It should be safe to assume that snowplowing starts when the storm starts, and people going to work, school buses, and other trips start per the clock. In the last year I saw numerous statements by people doing the plowing that their job would have been a lot easier if people started traveling an hour later. They would have gotten the roads and streets in much better shape.

If that were true, how many of the two-hour delays made last year by schools would have actually been necessary?

Dale R. Sedler