How Would You Rate Reading's Plowing During This Week's Storm?

Is the town off to a good start this winter?

How would you rate the town's plowing?
How would you rate the town's plowing?

The storm on Thursday and Friday dumped around a foot of snow in Reading, which meant there was plenty of the fluffy white stuff to clean up.

Now that this year's first snowstorm is in the books, it’s time for you to rate how the town's plows handled the two-day winter event.

Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments section below.

Ron Powell January 05, 2014 at 01:16 PM
It is very hit and miss. Pine Ridge Road and Oak Street are fine; Oak Ridge Road (next street over from Pine) was a bit less than fine through last night. Avalon (off of Pine Ridge Road) is fine in some spots and not-so-fine in others. South Street (which intersects with Pine Ridge Road) is still a slushy mess, as is Walnut Street in most spots. All of these streets are in close proximity to each other. It is almost as if you know someone, your street gets plowed well; otherwise, good luck. You really roll the dice when you get out on the roads.
Mary January 05, 2014 at 11:18 PM
Mr. White, while my comment was to educate YOU on the correct usage of the terminology regarding FWD and 4WD. You sir decided to become abusive. So, any comments you have are belittled down to swill. Good day and please do not reply. I'm done with your insulting ways. Grow up!
Rohan Goodsir January 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM
I won’t cover Reading’s miserable effort of plowing, as it’s been covered here to death. But what gets me steamed, is that MBTA can completely clear their parking lots, platforms and paths at Reading train station, but as soon as you go over the property line into Reading territory – forget snowplows – the town couldn’t even SHOVEL A PATHWAY through the snow for commuters to access the MBTA property. I had to push my way through 2-foot + snowdrifts. Grade: FAIL
Pat Harney February 13, 2014 at 09:54 AM
As a plow contractor for another town I think reading does a bad job when I comes to snow and ice control.
Mr White February 13, 2014 at 10:18 AM
@Pat Harney, Can you offer any suggestions on how Reading could improve it's snow & ice control? There are lots of us complaining about the poor showings our DPW continues to produce but I'm a bigger fan of solutions on how to make things better. No one on this thread has offered any solutions and you are the first to acknowledge having any real experience who also thinks Reading can do a better job. I'd like to hear some solid recommendations which we could bring to the BOS during their next public meeting. TIA!


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