How Would You Rate Reading's Plowing During the Blizzard of 2013?

Are you satisfied or frustrated with how the town handled the area’s 5th largest snowstorm in history? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how the town’s plows handled the more than two feet of snow that fell Friday and Saturday.

Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the 5th largest snowstorm in New England history.

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Patrick Colbert February 13, 2013 at 07:40 PM
I left reading on Saturday morning to go to Boston and Brookline to manage snow removal crews and the main roads in Reading Saturday morning was better than both Boston and Brookline and again On Sunday better than both and side the side streets, as well as sidewalks on 129 - Fantastic Job by the crews given the amount of snow and severity of storm - Job Well Done from areas I saw. I am sure certain side streets were better than others - but side streets were being done in alot of other towns on Sunday and Monday that were impassable, also keep in mind how many driveways get plowed that add to those corner piles and sidewalks - It was a blizzard, there are limits to what can be done in x amount of hours and lets not forget the snow removal crews contending with residents with suvs and all wheel drive that did not have a valid reason that were driving around getting in the way of the snow removal crews and packing down snow on roadways during the driving ban which was until 4:00pm Saturday. I am not a union rep,member,town employee, or contracted snow plow vendor for any town or city. I am sure there were streets that needed attention and from reading the emails sidewalks, but from what i saw first hand Reading was not perfect but better than others with alot more resources. The best use of everyiones time is for the town staff and residents to work together constructively to identify the problems and address them together. Its not a us vs them situation.
Fred Willard February 13, 2013 at 08:12 PM
we got ripped off again...
Fred Willard February 13, 2013 at 08:12 PM
keep drinking the Kool Aid....i personally like raspberry flavored...
Ron Powell February 14, 2013 at 01:14 AM
No one is holding the Town of Reading accountable for how the roads looked on Saturday morning. It's what happened Saturday afternoon and evening that people are indignant about, and I would argue rightly so. I was on the road from about 4:30 pm onward Saturday. I was just about the only driver on the road aside from removal crews and police vehicles. Prior to that, I did not observe anyone on the roads. I don't believe that residents driving on the road was a factor at all. During a three hour period, I observed several plows traveling with plows up. I observed a police vehicle pass by the intersection of Main and Summer no less than six times without a single plow making a pass. On Saturday night, the roads were in about the same condition in Wakefield and Reading. By midnight, most of the main roads in Wakefield were cleared while those in Reading still were not.
Rob February 17, 2013 at 04:39 PM
They apparently didn't learn anything last week - almost noon on Sunday and they still have not plowed, almost died trying to go to church!


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