National Guard Coming to Milford to Help Remove Snow

They are on their way to help Milford with snow removal, according to Mayor Ben Blake.


Calling the storm "the most snowfall that we've ever had in the City of Milford," Mayor Ben Blake had a press conference today to discuss the snow removal and recovery process in Milford.

Mayor Blake went on to note that following the storm of 1978, it took the City two weeks to dig out afterwards.

"We are way ahead of that," said Blake.

'Hundreds' of Plows

"Anytime that you receive more than 24 inches of snow, you cannot plow it, you cannot push the snow. It's a different process altogether. You actually have to pick up the snow, lift it and put it somewhere else. It has to be moved with a pay loader."

Mayor Blake estimates that "hundreds" of plows and other snow removal vehicles are being used in Milford, by Public Works as well as outside contractors.

Who Foots the Bill?

Governor Malloy has told Mayor Blake that FEMA will reimburse the City for 75% of its costs during any 48-hour period. Milford officials needs to look at during which 48-hour period the most money was spent and send the bill to FEMA.

MCF February 11, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Mike, maybe conditions are different but on semi-flat road it took an F-Series V10 Ford and 5 shovelers to clear about 450 feet of roadway in about 3 hours. It took a lot of effort to push through and he got stuck several times requiring us to dig him out. The snow was well over 24". Also, now we have huge piles that need to be dealt with. Either way, there is a lot of snow out there!
Donna February 11, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Super pissed off mom, are you REALLY a mom, I do hope your children never have to read your disgusting post, you should be in anger managment classes and child services should check in on your children, If this is how you you manage a snow storm I pray for your children when they distrub you.
Cathy Hautala February 12, 2013 at 02:19 AM
I work in Bridgeport and as far as I could see, Milford has done a great job with snow clean up compared to Stratford and Bridgeport. Don't be so hard on the town of Milford they are doing the best they can. These men have probably functioned on little sleep for days. Why be bitter? I can tell you about my awful time getting home tonight through Bridgeport and Stratford. I was so happy to get to the Milford streets!
MCF February 12, 2013 at 02:25 AM
I went through Stratford and Shelton, by far Milford was in better shape. It seems these people just want something to complain about.
Jenny February 12, 2013 at 03:49 AM
I completely agree with the P* off Mom. This has been handled terribly. How does the Mayor not know how many streets have been plowed or still need to be? How many trucks are on the road at the moment or any given time? What about a medical emergency, especially on a street that has not been plowed. Are you going to land LIFE STAR in the backyard b/c the ambulance can't get down the street? Is this how the emergency plan was set up for the town? We only have one based on snowfall up to 24inches after that oh well. The mom who wrote above is frustrated. She is a mom in the house for how many days with kids and can't get out at all. I am happy she speaks the way she does and all of you that criticize her for swearing. So you keep your pure mouth & go get some dinner while she continues to be STUCK in the house. All cooped up and no answers from OUR elected leaders... lovely mayor is more concerned with how all this is going to be paid for. He should use the money that I sent the tax office for the Supplemental property tax for vehicles registered between Oct and March of odd years. That my favorite, so that can become the over 24 inches snow removal saving fund. The lovely ladies at the tax office with those happy attitudes that don't have to work tomorrow (I bet the mom you are all throwing under the bus does) Now how exactly are they contributing to the cleanup? The happy tax office ladies with shovel out the P off mom's d-way & babysit so she can get out.


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