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Snow Removal Cheers And Jeers

Who deserves congratulations, and who needs to break out the shovel?

Saturday saw the first major snowfall since a , though as I write this on Monday evening the rain is washing much of it away. Unseasonable temperatures of up to 50 degrees are predicted for today, but there's certain to be more flurries and snow showers down the road.

It's probably a good time for the reminder that people are responsible for clearing the snow off the sidewalk in front of their own residences and businesses. Walking along Eugene O'Neill Drive on Monday, it was clear that the knew this; the sidewalk in front of the school was impeccably cleared and salted. The , less so; it looked like someone may have shoveled in the middle of the blizzard, but not since then.

What places around town deserve commendation for the way they handled this storm? Who could use improvement? Upload your photos and videos here, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Nancy January 24, 2012 at 10:25 PM
i noticed a SEAT truck with a snowplow at the New London transfer station, there, after the snow has melted! The sidewalk was apparently plowed at least! in a city with persons moving about, on foot, in the densest part of the city, the most 'businesslike areas', with vehicles within 4 feet of the curb, one would think the 'enforcers' would make some effort, (any effort?) to distribute bulk fines to the adjacent property owners for failure to remove sidewalk impediments. even a single shovel wide path would allow pedestrians to avoid stepping into the roadway to traverse the city. however, 100 percent removal is unrealistic if there is nowhere to put the snow.
RED DOG January 25, 2012 at 05:21 PM
I noticed that people have to walk on highwaya past the Coast guard and Ct College on the heavy travelled rte 32 ie Mohegan ave, as those two instituitons have not shoveled their sidewalks. Shame on whom ever is responsible
Nancy January 25, 2012 at 06:57 PM
And also notice the entire LACK of sidewalk (or even a 3ft wide clearance) for pedestrians on the Old Norwich Road from Gallows Lane northerly to the border of Waterford as well Nada nice place to be during summer either, when the overgrowth spills into the traffic lanes, leaving no clearance for people or track stars. Don't mention the high velocity vehicles to the 'safety personell', as they seem to have no effect on the speeders. NL did a nice job clearing off the corner of Crystal Ave at Mohegan Ave. At least the trash will now simply catch the prevailing westerly winds and smoosh it into the Coast Guard perimiter fencing. (probably makes it easier to gather up, than wandering around the grounds with a sack)
RED DOG January 25, 2012 at 07:10 PM
City New London Motto " if it ain't broke don't fix it, if it is broke ignore it" City New London Methodology is if someone calls deal with it with extreme prejudice but ignore the same situation seen nearby. There seems to be an inherant problem with the City tasking employees to make sure everyone is shoveling or removing snow from their sidewalks, use a snowblover and blow it back on your own property. Especially these great friendly do everything for New London establishments.

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