I stumble to the phone in the office, and pick it up to hear a recorded voice. School must be canceled, my sleepy brain tells me. But there is no snow. And it’s 2:30 in the morning, I see on the clock.
Then it sinks in. The city has called everyone to let us know that a blockage on a road that is on the other side of the city is now clear.
I go back to bed, now fully awake, heart racing.
The calls were sent out in error – a city worker sent them to the entire city.
Still, even if I lived in that area…would I really want to know in the middle of the night that the road was unblocked? Why not wait until closer to commute time?
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