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Berlin Public Works Will Be Out For Entire Storm

Plowing will be continuous over the next 12 to 24 hours.

 

Berlin has dispatched all Public Works Highway employees in addition to help from other department staff as drivers of theTown's 12 large dump trucks, two smaller dump trucks and two pickup trucks. 

"We have also ordered in our Cul-De-Sac contractor and have our additional plow contractor for regular Town roads on standby," Public Works Director Art Simonian said.

Road salt is stock piled however it will be used as necessary mostly at the beginning and end of the snow storm unless specifically needed further in certain areas.

"With the storm intensity anticipated over the next 12 hours we plan on continuously plowing roads to keep up with the significant snowfall," Simonian said. "With that said, due to highwinds expected to cause snowfall drifts and blowing back into the roadways, travel is not advised until after the storm is completed. We also remind residents and businesses when removing snow from their parking lots and driveways that it does not enter the Town's roadways, sidewalks which severely impedes our cleanup operation. Doing so creates a hazard and can result in a warning and fine from the police department."

A parking ban has been in effect since late Thursday night and will remain so until further notice.

Richard February 09, 2013 at 08:29 PM
My street hasn't been plowed since 4:30 pm, Friday, Feb 8.
jltiede@gmail.com February 09, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Haven't seen one at All. If there's a half inch they come by screaming at midnight for nothing just to wake us up I'm guessing.
KEN GRIFFEN February 09, 2013 at 08:43 PM
WHEN WILL THEY PLOW MOORELAND RD. ?
KEN GRIFFEN February 09, 2013 at 08:44 PM
If we needed an ambulance they'd just have to let us die.
ruth bogden February 09, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Still waiting for a plow on Casner Dr. Have not heard one all day in area, Will they come by Sunday? What is wrong? John B
Rebecca W. February 09, 2013 at 11:42 PM
no plow since 5 p.m. on friday. what gives??
Maura Liegeot February 09, 2013 at 11:55 PM
No plows in Dayl Drive, Butternut and Hickory Hill area yet. But my house is cozy and warm and I'm not going anywhere
William Brighenti, CPA February 10, 2013 at 02:53 AM
Mildrum Road hasn't seen a plow since Friday at around 6 or 7 PM. Where are the plows?
Gale February 10, 2013 at 03:08 AM
No plows on Tree Hill or Wildermere-- very unusual !
peter garrison February 10, 2013 at 05:42 AM
I have a lot of relatives in town and like me they haven't seen a plow come by for over 24hrs.
RAY SIERAKOWSKI February 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM
Sunday morning and still no plow on Smoky Hill Rd.
KEN GRIFFEN February 10, 2013 at 11:07 AM
Still no plowing on Mooreland Road. It's unbelievable. What if we had a fire or needed police up here?
KEN GRIFFEN February 10, 2013 at 11:09 AM
That there is no word from anyone is the worst. All elected officials should resign on Monday in disgrace.
Nancy Driska February 10, 2013 at 11:16 AM
We have not seen a plow on Spring Street since Friday afternoon when we had one inch of snow. We have elderly citizens living alone on the street. There is no way a fire truck or ambulance could access our homes.
RICHARD WITT February 10, 2013 at 11:30 AM
MOORELAND/WEBSTER RIDGE/HAMILTON/LEDGE/JUNIPER - NO PLOWS SEEN SINCE STORM BEGAN IT NOW SUNDAY MORNING - WE HAVE MANY MANY ELDERLY IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mark Rozanitis February 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Everett St. Have not seen a plow since Friday morning just as the storm was starting. All they did was put a layer of salt down
Johnny Concerned February 10, 2013 at 02:58 PM
How come plows are hitting certain streets for a 2nd time this storm and our neighborhood hasn't been touched since the last storm?
RICHARD WITT February 10, 2013 at 03:16 PM
WHY ARE ALL THE SURROUNDING TOWNS ABUTTING BERLIN PLOWED - FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE OUT AN ABOUT - BUT NOT BERLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tom B. February 10, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Treasure Ave was Plowed early this morning, but Tower Ave has not been touched yet, why would they plow one street but not the ajoining one?
Buddy February 10, 2013 at 03:27 PM
I have workmates in Shelton. They haven't seen a plow since Friday either. Come on people there is 3 feet of snow out there. Took me 8 hours just to reach my side walk and I am still not done. Wait til the plows start coming. Who wants to bet all our workers went home Friday night and are stuck just like the rest of us? Good planning! I can now see a push to spend 15 million on a new "Public Works Command Center" so that our workers can spend the night in the future
NOT HAPPY February 10, 2013 at 10:11 PM
SINCE WHEN DOES CLEANING THE SNOW AT THE HIGH SCHOOL TAKE PREFERENCE OVER PUBLIC SAFETY, THE ROADS ARE IN TERRIBLE SHAPE IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO ANY PLOWING DONE
Like@87.net February 10, 2013 at 11:36 PM
And reduce the surface population!!!
lawrence barre February 11, 2013 at 01:29 AM
The berlin public works dept. has no clue on how to deal with a storm of this magnitude. I say send them to Fort Kent Maine for a winter to show them how plow the streets of Berlin.... Oh I forgot, weekend, triple overtime, get it !

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