The Howard County Police Department posted the following message to Twitter followers just before 2:30 p.m. Friday:
"A few angry residents reportedly berating plow drivers. Employee safety is a priority in #HoCo. Don't let frustration get the better of you."
Citizens responded with mixed reactions, via Twitter."Instant gratification society. Ridiculous." —Hollis Burl
"The plows were also speeding down my street like madmen." —Tori Malone
"...all due respect. The drivers should do a better job. My neighborhood is an absolute mess, so are surrounding streets. Bad job." —Brian Rhude"Not plow operators' fault. Management to blame." —Jackie McNamara
"Unbelievable yet believable. Tell those residents to invest in their own snow plow if they have so much time on their hands." —Alicyn"They have so much time on their hands because they weren't able to get out due to the roads not being plowed." —Ian Jett
Roads were 75 percent clear in Howard County by Friday morning, but county officials reported "progress will be slow" due to the heavy, wet snow.
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