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poll: How Did the City of Providence Do in Snow Removal?

Monday, February 11, 2013

 

How Did the City of Providence Do in Snow Removal?


The weekend storm left more than 2 feet in some areas and the response to the City of Providence's clean up has been mixed.

A number of residents have emailed and Facebooked GoLocalProv.com about the lack of attention to their street. One business owner on Federal Hill says that his area has yet to be touched - adversely impacting his business.

What is your take? How well has the City of Providence done with plowing and snow removal?

 

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Comments:

Plows need to be more careful not to block driveways after they have paid to have themselves plowed out. A neighbor had their driveway (they paid)to have their drive way and walkway plowed and the city pushed snow back onto thier sidewalk and into their driveway!!!! They are now blocked in again and will have to pay again to be plowed out so they can get their cars out.

Comment #1 by Concerned Taxpayer on 2013 02 11

not good, how much did they pay for that GPS system again?

Comment #2 by anthony sionni on 2013 02 11

Kinda like the perfect storm. Combine equipment that isn't up to the task, too much snow and the fact that city employees making overtime wages during this time have no incentive whatsoever to do a quick and effecient job and this is what you get, not just in Providence but North Providence and Pawtucket too.

Comment #3 by David Beagle on 2013 02 11

Providence did well under the circumstances. Consider two feet of snow being pushed around by DPW types. I would say the results are actually extraordinary. Good job, Providence.

Comment #4 by Edward Smith on 2013 02 11

@E. Smith
Are you even remotely serious? Granted, it was a bad storm, however, city officials had more time to properly prepare than the allies had for the Normandy Invasion, and still botched it. Far too many streets were left untouched and on the others snow extends 8'-10' from the curb making all but single lane travel impossible.
As evidenced by the poll results, your "extraordinary" evaluation is off the mark.

Comment #5 by Harold Stassen on 2013 02 11

Way to many roads did not touched. There is a problem with the way the entire process is organized and managed.

Comment #6 by Patrick Holt on 2013 02 11

In this day and age, it shouldn't take 3 days to plow streets,no matter how bad the storm is!

Hire more contractors! How do you pay for them? Cut spending on unnecessary crap and high salaries in city hall!

Comment #7 by anthony sionni on 2013 02 12

I witnessed contractors doing circles and not expanding the width of the roads. The GPS system does not tell if the roads are being cleared "PROPERLY".

Someone should look into the condition of the cities equipment. A friend of mine told me that the person in charge of managing the vehicles refuses to allow proper repairs and insist that mechanics use patch work to keep vehicles on the roads.

Comment #8 by Ronald Syper on 2013 02 13




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