Patch's Poll: Was Your Street Plowed Within a Reasonable Time Frame?

Some residents waited days to see a plow, but given the historic amounts of snow, was that reasonable?


Up to 40 inches of snow fell on Connecticut between Friday and Saturday, with most of the state receiving at least two feet of the white stuff.

The historic storm set records and, in most places, deposited more snow than the Blizzard of 1978, according to wxedge.com.

Snow plow drivers, who started working Friday morning, still hadn't reached many side roads by Saturday night, leaving some residents feeling trapped and frustrated.

What was your experience with getting plowed out? Do you think the towns did the best they could to manage an extraordinary weather event, or could they have done more?

Take our poll and tell us in the comments where you live and what you experienced.

Maddi Roman February 11, 2013 at 09:30 PM
Will there be school tomorrow?
Robert Bischoff February 11, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Considering there was a 4 inch layer of ice sandwiched halfway between the surface of the snow and the pavement (total depth about 23 inches down by the harbor), I think the town crews have their work cut out for them. On our street it required a bulldozer go through and break up the ice so the plows could then plow. Marcia ventured out to the store this morning and said if you can stay home, stay home!
craig February 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM
considering the amount of snow and the conditions with which the crews had to work in , i think they did a great job , also consider that there are 80 miles of roads in our town ,if you set aside frustration and think about it , seems to me that you would naturaly start with the main roads , as these are the roads that connect all the other out lying roads and side roads , snow of this magnatude and density is really hard to deal with and the stress on the crews is huge , if you have never plowed before you have no idea , just how hard it is to see where you are on the road when the snow is blowing , This morning i heard several people who live on cul de sacs on the edge of town , calling the town crew all kinds of names , which i think is really unfair , another thing people do not understand , is that equipment breaks down ":a lot" snow removal beats up machinery ! which means equipment is out of service until repaired , which means one less plow or tool out on the road. So as we are all dealing with some level of aggravation because of this storm , and future storms , lets cut the guys some slack who are out on the road at night while others are safe at home. C.Heser
citizen February 11, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Everyone is doing their best - we need to be patient.
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) February 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM
Not in Clinton, no. School is canceled for Tuesday.
Jim February 11, 2013 at 10:28 PM
Craig , you dont live on a cul de sac guess u dont knw
Nancy Vece Shuss February 12, 2013 at 12:32 AM
As of now, 7:28pm on Monday night..our end of Neck Rd has NOT been touched by a town plow or Pay loader..I understand and appreciate the magnitude of this storm and the hours put in by our town crew..BUT---to watch as the plows and Pay loader drive by without even taking a swipe is wrong...They are right here---take a couple of minutes...Just dont understand...
judi February 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Airline and Cow Hill were in much better shape than I-95 on Saturday. Great job!
Clinton Citizen February 12, 2013 at 12:44 PM
I think the town crews are doing an admirable job. As Craig said, if you have never plowed before, it is a tough job. And no one plowing now has ever plowed through a storm of this magnitude. The ice layer alone stopped all but the largest machines. Then, where to put it? People get too up tight, Relax, you live in New England. - it will get done.
Kathy McDevitt February 12, 2013 at 01:37 PM
We are literally the last house, on River Road, in Clinton. I was surprised at how quickly the road was plowed. Thought we would be close to last. Thank you Clinton!
Barbara Corcoran February 12, 2013 at 03:55 PM
We live on a cul-de-sac and are usually one of the last street to be plowed. However, we learned a valuable lesson from our Asian neighbors who own a restaurant in town. As usual they got up to go to their business and instead of waiting for the plow to clea the way (or complain about it) they snow plowed a path out of the street themselves - eventually some of the neighbors joined in. It was a lesson learned that instead of sitting inside and complaining about being snowed in; just get out and start digging!
Joe Geronimo March 03, 2013 at 02:31 AM
Are you racist? Why would you comment on the race of your neighbors? What does that have to do with anything?


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