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Clinton Road Crews & Contractors Continue Plowing Sunday Morning

According to the Department of Public Works, town crews as well as hired contractors will be on the roads beginning Sunday at 7:00am clearing snow.

 

A message from Peter Neff, Director of Clinton's Department of Public Works:

Department Crews plan to return Sunday morning at 7:00am. Contractors will also return to work with the Department and continue the process of opening roads.

Plans are in the process to deal with the massive amount of snow in the Post Office Square area. And on our sidewalks.    

We apologize to those residents who are on roads that have yet to be opened up.  We will be in early Sunday morning with our contractors to work on the balance of roads that have not been opened.  

During the middle of the storm we received about 4 inches of sleet mixed with rain.  This was then covered by approximately 15 inches of snow. The temperature dropped and the layer of sleet became a layer of ice.   Our plows are unable to break the layer of ice; therefore, we need to send a pay loader down the middle of every street and break up the middle of the road. Once that happens we can then use our plows to finish the job. There are close to 80 miles of road in Clinton.  We have two department pay loaders and this morning we will have an additional five pay loaders supplied by private contractors.

Despite this being the worse storm and even exceeding that of 1978, some our citizens expect to be able to have all the roads done now. After the 1978 storm, it took over five days for the State and Municipalities to return to normalcy.  Highways remain closed for several days and schools remained closed for the entire week by the order of the Governor. 

We expect a return to normalcy by Tuesday or maybe even Monday.  We believe that this is more than reasonable considering the magnitude of the storm.  That is not to say that there still won’t be some sidewalks to do, parking lots to finish and roads that might need some additional work.

donovan krebs February 10, 2013 at 11:37 AM
thanks for the update
brian Scobie February 10, 2013 at 12:14 PM
Every one need to relax and help the one ones that need help.
brian Scobie February 10, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Everyone need to relax and help the ones that need help
Christine Riccio February 10, 2013 at 12:33 PM
As always Willie, keep up the good work!
Phil Williams February 10, 2013 at 01:20 PM
The crews are doing a good job! Stay off the streets and they can finish the job quicker.
Kendra February 10, 2013 at 01:29 PM
Does anyone know if we are going to have school tomorrow?
Shauna Kelly February 10, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Great work DPW! Thank you for all of your hard, exhausting work. I'm sure it makes your job even harder when people ignore the driving ban.
Annette at Saldamarco's February 10, 2013 at 02:11 PM
Sure wish I could get into work at Saldamarco's to make some hot soups and subs for these overworked and tired plow workers but I too am snowed in wishing I could help.
marion richman February 10, 2013 at 02:14 PM
HELP. CAN anyone help us. my husband is 86 I am 72 our furnace has broken, the oil people wont come unless we clear the driveway, we have called every snowplow number we can find. noone can help us. we have no heat. if someone has a snowplow please help us. we have no heat. thank you.
marion richman February 10, 2013 at 02:15 PM
i would willie fritzs number and ask him if he could help us,
marion richman February 10, 2013 at 02:19 PM
we are ones that need help, we have no heat, we have called every number we can find. my husband is 86 and I am 72. the oil company wont come to help us unless we clear the driveway. . we have called emergency numbers they cant help us unless it is life threatening. which it might be if we have to try and clear the driveway ourselves
Lisa Sarkisian February 10, 2013 at 02:37 PM
Marion, do you have any neighbors that can help shovel you out? My heart goes out to you. Our street has not been plowed yet so we can't get out either. Is your road plowed?
Maria February 10, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Marion, where do you live? Maybe if your close enough we can help you
marion richman February 10, 2013 at 02:43 PM
we live on fairy dell road in clinton, our road is plowed, but we have a long driveway . if someone had a plow to help us. it would help shoveling wont do it at the end of the driveway it is piled up where the road is cleared thank you though for your response.
Maria February 10, 2013 at 02:46 PM
I'm by the vineyard but maybe someone else will read these posts and reply as well.
paula schweizer February 10, 2013 at 03:17 PM
to marion-----u can come stay with us up on long hill rd......i can send my niece to get u.....we have heat and power!!! and plenty of food but, no beer......lol
Annette at Saldamarco's February 10, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Oh my gosh..thank you DPW. My road is being plowed now. Waiting for my driveway plow to come and I will be at Saldamarco's cooking quick to serve hot food...pray he comes soon. Anxious to get out and start cooking.
marion richman February 10, 2013 at 03:23 PM
thank you for everybody for there kind responses. we would like to thank the town of clinton for helping us out. our driveway has been cleared, thank you thank you, everyone. now the oil company will come.
Maria February 10, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Marion, I'm so happy for you both! Stay safe.
CP February 10, 2013 at 03:56 PM
Oh thank god, good to hear that
Susan Marcello Salemi February 10, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Thanks for all your hard work!
Loretta Hine February 10, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Does anyone have any ideas how we can get out of our house...Can't get any of our doors open...Thought we could open the attached garage door but the bottom half is frozen...
Mary Hartson February 10, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Mary Hartson I realize Blizzard 2013 was devistating, but I live in Evergreen Springs Mobile Home Park and the front of the Park appears to be plowed, what the remaining homes, streets?
Loretta Hine February 10, 2013 at 05:57 PM
Thank you to the wonderful man that showed up at my door within seconds of this posting...He is a perfect example of the saying : "it takes a village" ..Again many thanks to Kurt Carr...
Betty Lebert February 10, 2013 at 06:03 PM
Thank you DPW-- Great job!! I live on Beach Park Rd. It's cleaner than Route 1 which is a disgusting mess going east towards Westbrook.
Bion Shepard February 10, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Great job DPW. Finally opened Pearl St. It was a real task.
Sandy February 10, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Thank you Pete & the DPW crew! Keep up the great work.
Karen Ward-Hathaway February 10, 2013 at 11:29 PM
DPW, what a fantastic job you are doing! Thank you very much.
Mary Hartson February 11, 2013 at 01:00 PM
YIPPIE: The Payloader came thru the Park very late last night into early this morning and has returned again. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! Mary Hartson

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