How Would You Rate Woburn’s Plowing During the Blizzard of 2013?

Are you satisfied or frustrated with how the city 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 2 feet of snow that fell Friday and Saturday.

Patch editor Rich Hosford went out around the down town area. The roads off of Main Street and Winn Street looked mostly clear, but some of the side roads were still caked with snow Sunday afternoon.

What do you think? How are things in your neighborhood?

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.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Joanne Young February 12, 2013 at 04:14 AM
Thank you!
Pat February 12, 2013 at 05:16 AM
I also saw a city of woburn parks dept truck plow out a driveway for someone. my street is so bad a car could not get up the hill. it took the guy 4x to make to the top
dan February 12, 2013 at 01:01 PM
“Considering what we pay them” If a Public Works Department employee, who earns $50,000 a year, retires at age 65 with 30 years after contribution $150,000.00 and he collects a pensioned check and health care benefits for 15 years, the employee receives $600,000.00 in pension benefits plus cost of living increases over 15 years and approximately $150,000.00 in health care benefits plus increases. How many workers in the private sector who earn 50,000.00 will have the same retirement life style? Yes, the Department of Public Works did an excellent job. The department sent a truck up to my street to clean and “mop-up.” However, they should not have had to clean up the area because the city paid a private contractor “prevailing wages” to plow the street. Again, take a moment and thank any city employee who worked during the storm for a job well done
Earnhardt February 12, 2013 at 01:48 PM
What difference doe it make now? everyone has called the DPW, City Hall, Their Ward Alderman probably numerous times. It falls on deaf ears. The fact is that the DPW crew did an outstanding job in the face of a 30 inch blizzard. Yes, yesterday would have been the day to get out and open up the roads and sidewalks, instead they had a water line repair to handle. As for having to go around to clan up what the contractors already got paid for, I agree with Dan on that. 4 wheel drive pick-ups trying to move snow coming down at 3 inches an hour is a waste of taxpayer money. The city needs to hire contractors with a minimum 2 and 1/2 ton truck to plow for them. We end up paying twice what we should have for snow removal otherwise. I still give them a B for the job they did.
Your Realtor Janine February 18, 2013 at 05:17 AM
Criticizing is the easiest thing people can do. I think the city and all the contractors worked hard to make it happen. Woburn streets were better than the other towns. Thanks again for all the hard work and the long hours they work to keep us safe.


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