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City Hall: It Will Take 'A Couple Days' to Shovel-Out Milford’s Roads

On the Milford CT City Hall Facebook page, the City noted that "the full complement of Milford plow crews will continue to operate on a 24 hour basis."

 

Public Works asked for '24 hours,' but City Hall is saying it will be a 'couple days.'

The full statement from the Milford CT City Hall Facebook page:

Milford DPW continues to clear roads but, any volume over 24 inches requires that, in addition to plowing, we transport snow to other locations.

This changes the snow removal process considerably. Milford has brought-in 7 additional payloaders and hired numerous private contractors to assist clearing the City’s 22 plow routes.

The full complement of Milford plow crews will continue to operate on a 24 hour basis but the unprecedented nature of this storm will require a couple days to completely shovel-out Milford’s roads. Please be safe.

dot February 10, 2013 at 12:48 AM
Im not to concerned about milford roads ..colonial manor apts havent sent anyone out to help the tenants remove snow from parking lot.we all still have 38"snow piled behind our cars that we shoveled out!!! Thw complex hasnt even shoveled the stairs!!!! This place is horriable
DEW February 10, 2013 at 01:01 AM
Well "dot" I can assure YOU that the rest of Milford is indeed concerned about Milford roads and would appreciate an immediate response from our Mayor as to state of Milfords roads and a detailed plan of what to expect rather than complete silence. Some of us have jobs to attend to and need to know how to plan and would like to know exactly where the plows and equipment are since we have NOT heard or seen even ONE plow for the entire day.
JE February 10, 2013 at 01:24 AM
I have been getting updates all day from the mayor via the alert system.he has hardly been silent. Go to the city website and sign up. This is not your normal snowstorm.
DEW February 10, 2013 at 01:36 AM
JE I totally understand about the extremity of this storm, however I havent heard a word from our Mayor on the live news reports today while I have heard many other town officials reporting live on their state of affairs. I think it is important to the citizens to have their highest official in high profile to give the reassurances that we all need. Not everyone has access to the website you are using and therefore are in the dark. Exactly what website are you signed up for and I will personally sign up. Thank you.
Amy February 10, 2013 at 02:53 AM
I get the Milford Alerts too. I haven't had any plows on my street, but I saw one working nearby on Beardsley/West Town (intersects with Golden Hill downtown). It took several hours for it to clear one block. It made it up to Jepson, then stopped. I haven't seen it come back yet. Jepson Drive, like most others, is under three feet of snow and so is the entire senior housing complex. The snow is at least four feet deep in most of the parking lot on West Town side. You can barely tell there are cars there. Snow is up to the windows and there is no way anyone can get out of their apartments. There is also no way for any emergency personnel to get to anyone there. My workplace is planning to open at 8 am tomorrow and expects me to be there. Maybe if I had a sled and team of dogs!
MilfordResident February 10, 2013 at 02:59 AM
The DPW is dragging its feet with plowing for some reason (pay raise negotiations?). Meanwhile, Milford is expected to get another 6" of snow on Wednesday. Are the residents expected to remain trapped in their homes for another week? What about people who work - and pay Milford taxes!
DEW February 10, 2013 at 03:02 AM
Hi Amy! I feel your pain and anxiety! Tell me, have you personally seen or heard anything specific from our City Officlals so we can feel somewhat assured that we are in good hands and can make some kind of plans to get to our workplaces?
Amy February 10, 2013 at 03:11 AM
Just the same message as above. I spoke to a 911 operator at the MPD today and she said I should just call my employer now and tell them I can't come in. They are not expecting to get all the roads plowed anytime soon. They can't even dispatch officers because there is no access on most roads.
DEW February 10, 2013 at 03:11 AM
To "Milford Resident": Seems we are on the same page with yet NO SPECIFIC RESPONSE from our City Officials. I am a person who works 2 jobs and needs to know how to plan meanwhile I have approximately 3 feet of snow on my street and have no chance of getting my cars out to get to work. My daugther is in the very same boat several blocks away from me.
Jim H February 10, 2013 at 03:17 AM
wine, wine, wine, bitch bitch bitch i guess this is what happens when people have too much time on their hands embarassing we got 38inches of snow get a grip
DEW February 10, 2013 at 03:21 AM
I am embarrassed for you at your response. From a responsible person from the working force.
Amy February 10, 2013 at 03:22 AM
Guess you don't have to work and you had too much wine, since you spelled it that way!
DEW February 10, 2013 at 03:27 AM
Bravo Amy!
Milford February 10, 2013 at 03:39 AM
Your pathetic, what the hell do you expect, it hasn't even been 24 hrs. People like you are the worst, how about being happy that you as well as most of Milford has not lost power. Maybe they are a little busy clearing major road ways before they can get to you sir. Then you'll cry that the pushed snow back into your driveway. Get a grip, if you have a proble it should be with your employer expecting you to be in after the storm we've just experienced. Trust me I want to get out too but I'm not unreasonable have you looked around. Open your eyes and close that mouth....
DEW February 10, 2013 at 03:49 AM
Nice comment! Seems you havent read what I have said. All those of us who work for a living are looking for are specific details so we can make plans to get to our jobs.....no such detail has been forthcoming. Thank you so much for for such an intelligent and polite comment.
Tammy Iliff February 10, 2013 at 07:01 AM
For those of you complaining that you can't get out, I would like to get home to my family. I work in healthcare where it's mandatory for you to go to work. And now, I'm stuck here and have no clue when I can go home to my child and fiancé. So please, do me a favor, be thankful you're home with your family and not stuck at work for three freakin' days! DPW THANK YOU for being away from your families so I can eventually get home to mine!!!
Beachrider February 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM
i have lived in Milford for 25 years. this is the largest storm that I remember. It looks like getting to work on Monday is 50/50 at best. Go to the city website for info , they have done a reasonable job there. I know that we get a log of 'red herring' warnings, but this one turned out to be right.
Kelly February 10, 2013 at 01:39 PM
Is there a secret Milford city website that I can't find that has any pertinent information? The site I found (ci.milford.ct.us) has a three day old post about alternate side of the street parking and nothing else. Is there a Facebook page? I'm safe and warm, inside the lunar landscape of three feet of unplowed snow in my condo complex streets and parking areas. This snow is NOT the cities' responsibility (I'm already talking to the HOA about that). I'm curious to learn what the rest of the city is like since I can't see Naugatuck Avenue or beyond from my home. Thank you to those people who are out there working to clean up and keep others safe after this gargantuan storm. Thank you to the people who stayed at their workplace to keep things going--hospital and healthcare workers, food service workers, gas station staff and more. I hope there is a hot meal, long shower, warm bed and peaceful sleep in your future.
Lisa Aliberti Krupienski February 10, 2013 at 02:11 PM
This is third hand information, but from reliable people: according to Milford PD, the City of Milford has NO PLOWING PLAN IN PLACE. None. Some streets are getting plowed while others are entirely untouched. It's a random process. And process is probably the wrong word, since it suggests order.
JE February 10, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Milford has a facebook page and you can sign up for city alerts - you will get updates via a phone call. have received numerous calls from the mayor since Thursday: The facebook page is Milford City Hall: https://www.facebook.com/#!/MilfordCityHall and this is a recent post which gives info how to sign up for the alerts. PLEASE NOTE: We are committed to timely updates as we work through this unprecedented winter storm and its aftermath. Residents are reminded to be sure that they have signed-up for our citywide notification which will update citizens about emergencies and other community news. The Milford Alerts notification system enables the City to provide essential information quickly and for a variety of situations, such as this storm. There are several ways to sign-up for the Milford Alerts notification system. Signing up online is the preferred method and will give you the greatest control over your notification preferences. Please go to http://www.ci.milford.ct.us/public_documents/MilfordCT_Alerts/index. to sign-up. Like · · 2 minutes ago ·
JE February 10, 2013 at 02:42 PM
@DEW - see what I posted below. Link for city alerts and info on the city facebook page.
JE February 10, 2013 at 02:44 PM
Since the mayor has already released info that there are 22 plow routes in Milford and they are working around the clock, that would suggest there is a plan. The mayor has also announced the city ahs hired private contractors to help. Bringing in outside people who are not familiar with the city would obviously upset the apple cart a little. Every municipality in the area is in the same boat with unprecendented snow fall to clear and contend with. People driving the plows need to sleep too.
Joe Citizen February 10, 2013 at 03:18 PM
How about the west shore area.As usual we get the last services.Just as in Sandy we will be the last to get out and the first to get our tax bills.Wecome to the hood!
CT. PROPERTY APPRAISERS February 10, 2013 at 03:41 PM
We are up in North Milford with 31" of snow on the road. Last plow we saw was on Friday late morning when there was only 1" on the ground, Was that to appease the residents up here? Sorry didn't work....there are several older folks with medical problems i9n this neighbd, I pray they don't have an emergency. .
Kelly February 10, 2013 at 03:47 PM
JE, thank you for the information about the city Facebook page. It is very helpful. I thought I was signed up for the alerts. I received two phone calls since Thursday, not several. The last message was quoted in this article, which I received on Saturday. I hope the frequency and content of the alertsm is reviewed at the end of this experience. Again, I'm grateful for all who are working hard to keep people safe and informed. I hope that we can learn from this situation to be better prepared and informed--individually and as communities--for the next event.
Hal DePino February 10, 2013 at 04:43 PM
You might want to check your registration info. I have gotten at least 2 a day since Thursday when they started announcing parking bans and alternate side parking. As a matter of fact, I just got another as I type this saying primary thoroughfares and secondary streets have been plowed and they are beginning on side streets. 22 plow routes are opertaing 24/7 and additional heavy equipment is being required in many places. No school or trash pick up tomorrow.
Leonard Hickman February 10, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Know were your coming from Ed.H.Can look two houses down and see plowed street but we don't even have single swipe so we can get out. I wonder if the Mayor's street has been plowed! Len H.
Worried1234 February 10, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Worried Half our street got plowed , so people like us on the street are worried because the street turns so it looks plowed but it isn't. Can we call some where because they shouldn't think it is plowed when it isn't :(.
Val Maloney February 10, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Only part of Myrtlewood Drive was plowed. I hope the town sends the plows tonight so the three houses on the end of the street can get their cars out. People need to get to their jobs.
Lynwood Windsor February 10, 2013 at 11:55 PM
It's New England....it snows...I'm missing work also tomorrow....we have power, food, and heat.......a nuisance, not a disaster

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