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Milford Public Works: 'Give Us 24 Hours'

A message from Milford Public Works asks for 24 hours after the end of the storm to finish their plowing and sanding operations.

 

If you dial, (203) 783-3265, you will hear an automated message from Milford Public Works:

"All snow plows and sanders are out on the roads. If you have a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1 for assistance. Lastly, we ask that you give us 24 hours after the storm has ended to finish our plowing and sanding operations."

Lynne McNamee February 09, 2013 at 08:01 PM
I'm always impressed at what Public Works does amidst these weather crises. Great work all. Thanks for all you do. (And if you can really pull this off in only 24 hours, I'll be even more impressed than I already am!)
Rich February 09, 2013 at 08:15 PM
Who can complain? They've got a lot of work to do and they're doing a great job. We appreciate their efforts!
RC February 09, 2013 at 08:18 PM
I am thankful to know our roads are being taken care of. Thank you from afar!
chris10 February 09, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Dpw stinks,I am very dissapointed at their job.how about sweeping through with the plow once for every street. Where are you dpw???????
Charles Pugliese February 09, 2013 at 10:19 PM
After two disasters, I tip my hat to all of them in milford.
Lost in Devon February 09, 2013 at 10:20 PM
Apart from first thing this morning going up Naugatuck Ave, we havent seen a plow. Maybe Devon is last on the list. Does anyone know the DPW's snow removal pattern?
Samantha Dennett February 09, 2013 at 10:31 PM
I think they are doing great. Considering how it was dropping faster then they plowed, the fact that they managed to keep the main roads is great. Chris10, granted, I'd love to have my street plowed, but with the amount on the ground, it's pretty much IMPOSSIBLE to do a "sweep through once for every street." The snows too deep to for them to even drive down without getting stuck. They basically need to clean it off little by little.
Samantha Dennett February 09, 2013 at 10:35 PM
In Devon on a street off of Milford Point Rd. I know that that particular road is plowed, but otherwise, I haven't seen one down this way yet either. I just want to know where they will put all that snow. Hopefully not in our driveways. :p
Cathy Grant February 09, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Will Elder St. be plowed within the next 24 hrs.?
Dr.L.Karkanitsa February 09, 2013 at 11:20 PM
no evidence of any job so far!!! Settlers Ridge, Vernal Pass, and my Stagecoach cir are under 3 ft of snow, Nobody ever dare to plow!!! Watch the money paid for plowing, I am sure - somebody will claim plowing Stagecoach today, but this is not happened.
Rick February 09, 2013 at 11:33 PM
Where are the plows????? This is awful and should never happen. They haven't been by once.
Norene February 09, 2013 at 11:39 PM
No plowing done on Shell yet. When did the storm officially end?
MilfordResident February 10, 2013 at 02:47 AM
The storm ended 13 hours ago and the DPW has not even bothered to try plowing most of the roads in Milford. Anyone know where they've spent the day sipping coffee and eating doughnuts?
MilfordResident February 10, 2013 at 03:00 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!
Jamie Williams February 10, 2013 at 03:18 AM
Not even a glimps of a plow today.and outside contractors hired to help? Where are either of them? I can see route 1 traffic moving well but no plow on my street. 24hours times ticking boys. What's my tax money doing, sipping coffee and nibbling donuts?
Lost in Devon February 10, 2013 at 10:06 AM
Perhaps we'd all be a bit less concerned if we knew the status of the snow removal effort. There must be work happening if some roads are clear, but if you're in an area they haven't gotten to yet it seems that nothing is happening. As rough as this seems, imagine this with no power or water.
chris10 February 10, 2013 at 11:53 AM
they are all over at the dpw house of bruce k planning for the blizzard one day too late
Gina DeLucca February 10, 2013 at 02:17 PM
I am thankful I have power and water, but the storm has been over for more than 24 hours...where are the plow trucks??? I'm off Herbert and we are all stuck up here!!
Butch February 10, 2013 at 02:31 PM
It is in situations like this blizzard that those who are so critical show their ignorance. If you think you could do a better job, go for it.
Milford resident February 10, 2013 at 02:49 PM
I understand this was a large storm but we did know it was coming. It seems Milford was not well prepared.We live on a dead end street and are always last!!! we have not seen any signs of a plow since Friday @1 pm This could be dangerous our driveway is cleared but no one , not even an emergency vehicle could get down this road
Marie Jill February 10, 2013 at 04:07 PM
Midwood Road Resident Good Morning Milford PW. We the people have to clean our street because not even once PW truck works around. We have to work our companies do not realize that Milford does not have emergency plan to respond to all residents. Where are our taxes? Can we send our bill to Milford PW Department? Let us know.
Amanda Byrne February 10, 2013 at 07:17 PM
Not a single plow seen since before the storm started over here on Robert Treat Drive......is there a timeline or schedule they are going by???
Michael A. Blake February 10, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Sunday at 3 pm, our street is still unplowed. yet, Milford is going to take my property taxes right on schedule.
Stefanie Kozej February 10, 2013 at 08:36 PM
They should have plowed all the streets during the storm instead of it letting them get so unmanageable. Now the personal plow trucks can't even get to us to help. I am sure if there wasn't 3 ft of snow they would be helping to clear the streets. I am disgusted in Milford's response.
Dr.L.Karkanitsa February 10, 2013 at 10:20 PM
I can't leave my house - the road is 3 ft of snow. Anybody heard anything from the Mayor or DPW?
MilfordResident February 10, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Thanks for your reply, Butch. Yes, I could have done a better job with this storm than the DPW - this stuff isn't rocket science, it's common sense. First of all, the DPW should have been plowing DURING the storm, not wait until after all 38" had fallen. Secondly, front-loaders are not for plowing - they are for managing piles, allowing the plows to deposit the plowed snow somewhere. The idea that a plow can't plow through this amount of snow is BS - I've seen little snowblowers get through it no problem. Third, there is no one at the helm in Milford managing all of this. My road was plowed late this afternoon and since then I've seen a front-loader go down the road 7 times (I've counted) with his plow IN THE AIR. Why isn't he helping the plows to do the roads that haven't been plowed yet? This is blatant mismanagement. I know that, you don't, so I guess it's pretty clear who the ignorant one is.
MilfordResident February 10, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Thanks for your reply, Butch. Yes, I could have done a better job with this storm than the DPW - this stuff isn't rocket science, it's common sense. First of all, the DPW should have been plowing DURING the storm, not wait until after all 38" had fallen. Secondly, front-loaders are not for plowing - they are for managing piles, allowing the plows to deposit the plowed snow somewhere. The idea that a plow can't plow through this amount of snow is BS - I've seen little snowblowers get through it no problem. Third, there is no one at the helm in Milford managing all of this. My road was plowed late this afternoon and since then I've seen a front-loader go down the road 7 times (I've counted) with his plow IN THE AIR. Why isn't he helping the plows to do the roads that haven't been plowed yet? This is blatant mismanagement. I know that, you don't, so I guess it's pretty clear who the ignorant one is.
Hal DePino February 10, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Milford was not predicted to receive 38" of snow. We were supposed to get about a foot.
Butch February 11, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Glad to hear that your street has been plowed, mine has not. You are so knowledgeable ! Maybe the Mayor and DPW should consult with you before the next storm.
Michele,Milford Resident February 11, 2013 at 05:15 AM
I,too live on a cul de sac (tertiary rd?) No plowboys yet? Where r u? I have a college student who cannot leave for school & the rest of us cannot get to work! Everyone knew about the storm days in advance..did the DPW not hear the weather report? Milford was nowhere near prepared..why not?? We did our part..sidewalks cleared in a timely fashion. Its now after midnight monday am & not a plow, truck or even a man with a shovel in sight!!! come on guys show us ur stuff.

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