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Grade the Town of Weymouth’s Response to the Recent Snowstorm

Was your neighborhood cleared well after the weekend snowfall?

Weymouth received around 26 inches of snow this weekend. How did the town do cleaning it up?

Give the town a grade.

What did the roads looks like in your neighborhood? What grade would you give the DPW for its response to the storm? Tell us in the comments.

Paula Mine February 13, 2013 at 12:48 PM
On a scale of 1-10? 6 maybe. Some roads were kept open okay, others not touched at all (great hill). Roads not plowed 'well', but at least they were open for some. After the storm, sand was not put down for a full day, leaving icy snow packed streets that could have taken advantage of the full sun to start melting. Did see some plows out after the streets began to mush up, and post storm clean up seem seems to be going well. Some serious investigation needs to be done as to why some streets didnt' get done at all which is VERY unsafe for fire and ambulance access, and how to avoid that in the future. Were wires or trees down? Were plows stuck or not doing their job? Was there no back up procedure for areas? Perhaps even getting the sidewalk snowblower out to clear an access path for evacuation or medical emergencies?
John February 13, 2013 at 01:50 PM
A lot of snow fell, and fell fast. This may not have been the worst winter storm ever but it was powerful and had a lot of moisture. There comes a point where there just isn't any more room on the sides of the roads to put the snow. The first priority is Fire and Emergency vehicles being able to get out to answer any call from any point in town. That they did, that should be the mark of success, not if you could go to McDonalds. The only improvement I could wish for is more sidewalk plows to clear the way for walkers, especially after the Gov banned all cars. I've yet to see a cleared sidewalk in my neighborhood.
Gail February 13, 2013 at 02:03 PM
My road did not get plowed til 4am Sunday - I called public works Saturday afternoon and was told the plow had gone home - basically too bad that my neighborhood was totally impassable in the event of an emergency. They need to ensure that each street is plowed at least once before sending drivers home.
Geoff Potter February 13, 2013 at 05:56 PM
I agree it not right to have streets that were unplowed during the storm. But think about this, after people have been plowing for 24-36 hours straight do we still want them driving around on our streets. Personally I don't think I could do it and I won't ask anyone else to. It was a huge storm and as far as I know there were no public safety incidents. I would say the DPW was successful in their handling of the situation.

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