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Downtown is plowed, with a snow pile down the center line of the street being over fifteen feet in height. Several payloaders are loading snow and digging out parking stalls & sidewalks along Main Street. Middletown Public Works have plowed the parking garage adjacent to the courthouse. Residents report that Carabetta's truck (owners of the apartment complexes) sent to plow out Woodbury Circle and Summer Hill got stuck on the city road into the complex and is unable to be towed out. Several neighborhoods such as Julia Terrace, Long Hill Estates, Milardo Lane, Lawn Ave., Bailey Road, Maromas, Smith Street, Windy Hill, Cranberry Lane,Brush Hill area, Coleman Rd., and dozens of others have not been plowed. Main arteries close to the city center such as High Street, South & East Main, Randolph Road, Saybrook Road, Russel Ave., Middle Street, Newfield, Washington, and Main were cleared first, with off-shoots remaining unplowed until today. Highways are cleared allowing those who commute outside of the city to go to work on Monday that is if they can get to the highways. Whether all local roads will be passable is still a concern for many at this time.
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reader submitted, Woodbury Circle unplowed.
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Many citizens have reported to us that they did not hear plows at all until Sunday or have still yet to see them in their neighborhood. Some criticize that if plows had run continuously throughout Friday night, instead of waiting til the end of the storm as it appears according to residents' accounts we received, they believe things could have gone smoother. In a robo call at 3:35 pm Sunday, Mayor Drew told residents in the recording that plows have been running since Friday morning around the clock, 85% of streets are cleared, and he asked everyone to stay off the streets until further notice.
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Bottom line: there is 36 inches of snow out there and no place to put it! Certainly, a post analysis is called for.
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Thank you to Patch Editor Cassandra Day for the on-going coverage- 7 pm.UPDATE: Mayor Drew has stated to Patch 100% of streets are passable at this time. http://middletown-ct.patch.com/articles/s-ced44c1f#photo-13325207
The City of Middletown Office of Emergency Management's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-of-Middletown-CT-Office-of-Emergency-Management/456465817737649
Last message from OEM: "Attention: Middletown Residents please bear with the plowing, any further question or comment please contact 860-347-2848"
People want results, not excuses.
Russell St., a main artery between East and South main is still nearly impassable. Many other side streets and connecters are also impassable or nearly so. During a 40 min. drive around town, we saw NO snow plows at all. If they are looking for someplace to put it all, how about the CT River? Wadda ya expect from a democrat?ReplyDelete
Democrat is a proper noun!ReplyDelete
This was a unique storm. I think Middletown got 36 inches. I had to laugh when I saw Vets park plowed out and the sidewalks near Spencer School clean, yet every side street had not seen a plow. Funny how the Wesleyan University campus was clean by noon, while the rest of Middletown was a mess. St. Pius' Church parking lot looked like it was a July day, with many city residents having to park there.ReplyDelete
St Pius' Church hires a private contractor. Has nothing to do with City!ReplyDelete
The plow drivers are doing the best they can. They work hours on end, with only a 3 hour break.ReplyDelete
Dumb and Dummer, Dopey Dans, told the people on TV at about 4:00 on Sat. that the streets were safe nd sufficiently cleared. We all know, that to be an outright lie. Hopefully this lie will remain on the voters minds come election time, but I doubt it.
Where are the National Guard with their equiptment that were so helpfull during the blizzard of 1978 and the ice storm in 1973.ReplyDelete
Mayor Drew you certainly dropped the ball!!! freakin main street has its parking spots shoveled out but people can't get out of there homes? r u smokin crack? yeah there is a friggin lot but if it was done over time it would not be a disasterr!ReplyDelete
Why is Hickory circle not plowed at all hundreds of people are trapped home if people need medical help or anything they will die cause our town forgot us and left us for dead three days and not one single plow how is this possible who is in power I have lost all respect for the incompetent people who can't even make an effort to pass through now its going to rain on it will these so called workers do my driveway clean my car and make it so I can get to my house again I would fire whoever is in power if they had any brains they would have at least made one pass down every street first how many people have died at the hands of idiots when will it endReplyDelete
My father-in-law had the patent on a snow melting machine built on a jet engine that was used in the 70's to clear airport runways. Maybe that's an idea that needs to be revisited.ReplyDelete