How's this for a hazard? This is the outbound regional rail boarding platform at SEPTA's Fern Rock Transportation Center. It sleeted/snowed a bit overnight; can you tell?
Passengers need to walk across the coating of frozen granules (too gritty to be snowflakes, IMO) to board trains. Oh, and the two-story-tall stairs leading down to the platform are in the same condition. Remember from several posts ago that this is the station where I avoid touching the railings because of the pigeon droppings that haven't been removed since I started this commute back in October... you can just imagine how delighted I was to walk down the iced-over stairs this morning, without the precaution of holding the railing.
Yo, SEPTA, have you ever heard of salt? How about shovels, or for goodness sakes at least a decent broom?
If someone breaks their freakin' neck out here, well, now you'll know why.
Just some random thoughts on a frosty Friday morning...