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How Would You Grade Sharon’s Snow Plowing This Winter?

Give your praise, voice your concern and let the town know what you think about snow plowing this winter.

The past three weeks have seen one snowstorm after another barrel up the east coast and dump more snow onto the area.

Plowing snow is often a thankless job. There is rarely praise, but there are few things that raise a person’s ire more than snow-covered streets days after a snowstorm has passed.

With us now deep into February and after three weeks of snowstorms, we want to know: How would you rate Sharon's snow removal this winter?

Let us know in the comments section below. Give your praise, voice your concern and let the town know what you think about snow plowing this winter.

Kurt Buermann February 19, 2014 at 10:33 PM
By far the best snowplowing in the state, if not the nation!
Linda February 20, 2014 at 06:41 AM
The town's contractors only plow one side of our wide street (the other side), so every time it snows, we shovel about 300 square feet of street. We asked the Town to plow the whole street, but to no avail.
Chuck Finley February 20, 2014 at 07:15 AM
I think they have done a great job. My only complaint is they are blocking the hydrants. I live on a dead end street and the hydrant is located at the very end. Please don't push the snow against it as you are burying them. And we have had so much snow the flag is just about covered which scares me.
gail handler February 20, 2014 at 08:01 AM
Gail Handler They did an outstanding job considering the small dead end street I live on. I would say it is the best in years. Thank you very much for your hard work. Recommend
Just Me! February 20, 2014 at 09:16 AM
Personally...judging from all the police calls regarding poor driving conditions around town and actually experiencing it first hand , I'd say they have done a mediocre job at the best....They are not pre treating roads, they are getting out well after the storms begin and honestly not keeping up with it. Sidewalks and side streets remain untreated and not plowed until the storms are pretty much over, but by then tempers have flared and eyes rolled in disgust. Sorry folks..it is what it is and the people commenting here are probably getting out there after the fact and not going out mid storm!!
Kurt Buermann February 20, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Chuck-- The DPW and Fire Dept.have requested that residents shovel our around their local hydrant/s It is very difficult for plows to avoid banking snow around hydrants A small extra job for residents but with a big payoff in added safety. Just Me! The peoplecommenting here probably have enough sense to stay off the roads until the storm subsides. -and yes, they are pre-treating the roads.
Susan Epstein February 20, 2014 at 01:57 PM
We shovel out the hydrant across the street from our home and it's no big deal. We think of the extra minutes it would take the firemen to dig it out while a fire in ours or a neighbor's home was allowed to become a raging inferno!
Just Me! February 20, 2014 at 06:19 PM
@Kurt..with all due respect..you are incorrect about the town pretreating roads. In fact, they don't even get the plows going until there is 2 inches of snow out there. During the storm, Canton Street by North Main at one point had 20 cars not able to make the hill. Norwood street near the "S" curve had 20 cars backed up on each side with several vehicles off the road. Bullard Street was a disaster with 15-20 cars off the road. Sometime Kurt you need to be on the road, as we do work and have to get from place to place. Why is a few inches totally snarling up the main roadways in this town???? Because the DPW is NOT on top of things. Why? Because they don't have the budget to be out there when we need them out there. Yes, the roadways eventually get cleared out, but after a day or so. Why is it so important to plow the Deborah Sampson Parking lot when there are so many side streets STILL not properly taken care of? All I state here a verifiable facts...So tell me, if you have sense enough not to be on the roads during the storm, how do you know the road conditions if you're tucked away at home???
Kurt Buermann February 22, 2014 at 02:26 PM
- I have seen them pre-treating the roads. - We should be thankful that the DPW does as well as they do. - Why must some always see the glass as half-full?
Just Me! February 23, 2014 at 05:21 PM
Saying "thankful that the DPW does well" is one step above saying "Better than doing nothing atol!!" Please don't insult our intelligence with the "Glass half full" rhetoric!! It is what it is Kurt and as I mentioned in past posts I state nothing but facts and give examples of situations occurring in storms..apparently that's not good enough for you...face it, the DPW does a mediocre job in snow removal..timing wise and sidewalk wise....but I also gave then the benefit of the doubt with budget ..or lack there of as it may be....
Kurt Buermann February 24, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Just Me-- Who is "us' and "our" ?
Sweetwater February 24, 2014 at 06:22 PM
Lived here 24 years and the only complaint about snow plowing and removal in Sharon is that #*@* sidewalk plow. Seems like he always comes after dark and after I've cleared my driveway.

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