We (OK, our trademark York County smell) got bashed in this Dan Rodricks column in Sunday’s Baltimore Sun.
Speaking of southbound traffic from northern Baltimore County and southern Pennsylvania, I must admit: It has been years since I’ve been out there – in the Hereford Zone – on a weekday morning to see this spectacle. It looks like a hurricane evacuation route every day, between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Bumper to bumper to bumper in two lanes. It’s nuts. You’d think there had been another meltdown at Three Mile Island, or that the sulfuric-sauerkraut stench from the paper mill in Spring Grove had finally sent everyone from around there packing. Amazing.
Maybe it’s just me, but I barely notice the paper mill smell any more, and I don’t think it smells bad when I do notice. Death of olfactory senses after too many years here? I don’t know. What do you guys think?
(P.S. – He’s right about the traffic, though. I noticed when I went to Baltimore on Saturday for a friend’s wedding. Wow.)
Meanwhile, if you’re curious about how that whole paper-making thing works…
See how Glatfelter turns trees into treasure