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Old 02-15-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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Massachusetts did not get as much snow or wind as Connecticut.

28.2 inches @ my house in West Springfield Ma.......^^^^^^^^says the guy from Virginia.

I work in CT and see first hand that there clean up effort was lacking. That is not a slam against any resident of CT. I feel that for the rate at which they are taxed they should have some of the best state and town services in the country. But sadly the powers that be and have been have really not done the state justice.

That is one of the reasons why when I started to work in CT I opted to live in Mass still as opposed to CT.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:54 PM
 
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28.2 inches @ my house in West Springfield Ma.......^^^^^^^^says the guy from Virginia.

I work in CT and see first hand that there clean up effort was lacking. That is not a slam against any resident of CT. I feel that for the rate at which they are taxed they should have some of the best state and town services in the country. But sadly the powers that be and have been have really not done the state justice.

That is one of the reasons why when I started to work in CT I opted to live in Mass still as opposed to CT.
Again we had the same snow totals and were fully cleared by noon on Saturday. I'm not sure how that is lacking.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:58 PM
 
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What a difference a week makes, last week at this time it was mayhem and I woke up to 30". Tonight, went out to my patio and measured 7" left. Crazy how much melted already.
By the way, my town had route 34 and the main roads cleared Saturday afternoon...... My condo complex was plowed Monday and Tuesday but that is from a private company based in Milford where they got 38" . My town did a great job and it surely couldn't have been easy.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:22 AM
 
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I think we also have to realize that it's a lot easier cleaning up suburbia than it is a city. Come to any semi rural, rural or suburban town and the plows zip right through. No cars are parked on them, streets are wide compared to city neighborhood streets.

Live in the city neighborhoods with cars parked on the street and you have major problems plowing. That problem being there is nowhere to push the snow except up against cars. What you wind up with is sort of one narrow lane of two narrow cleared and cars plowed in.

Then everyone comes out and moves all that snow off their cars and back into the street and it's a mess.
With this amount of snow, city streets have to get cleared by removing snow, besides plowing it. Pay loaders, dump trucks and plows. Takes a heck of a lot longer.
I'm pretty sure that all the major cities in the state had parking bans in effect in anticipation of the storm for this very reason. If residents can't be bothered to heed the ban and the city is unable or unwilling to enforce it, then the clean up is going to be a long process.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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I'm pretty sure that all the major cities in the state had parking bans in effect in anticipation of the storm for this very reason. If residents can't be bothered to heed the ban and the city is unable or unwilling to enforce it, then the clean up is going to be a long process.
I know places like Buffalo where (most years) this is somewhat common do things like that and are surprisingly successful at pulling the parking ban off, but in a place like inner-city Waterbury/Hartford/Bridgeport/New Haven, where are people really going to go with their cars? In more "upscale" urban neighborhoods, a lot of the apartment dwellers pay for parking lot spaces as street parking is usually hard to get to begin with, but most poorer people don't have that luxury. Unless before the storm they go stay at a friend or relative with a driveway or garage with their car or arrange to leave it there and have said friend/relative bring it back to them/get them, they don't really have a choice.

I realize that it probably hampered cleanup and made things worse, but a provision needs to be made for that, etc. (I believe in Buffalo they actually designate certain downtown and other neighborhood parking garages where people can put their cars free of charge until cleanup has finished for example and even make public transit free for a day or two so they can get back home from where they put their cars).
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Ubique
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Got back at the house (Shoreline) yesterday. Driveway was a solid 30-36" glacier. Walked on it, foot never indented more than 1". Tried to break ice with a shovel -- it was like a sheet of steel. Tool shed had collapsed and is totaled. A nice spoonwood tree had also collapsed. I don't remember 1978 but snow at the Shopping Plaza was piled 3-storey high. The rear parking lot of Westfield mall looked like a quarry. Never seen this much snow at once. Even the snow fall 2 years ago felt less.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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I don't know about other cities in CT, but New Haven's parking ban does not mean you cannot park on a street. It means you can't park on designated main roads and the center area around the Green.

It does not apply to side streets in residential areas. There is simply no place to put those cars. Areas of single family homes are no problem. Areas of multi family homes, of which there are many, many streets in New Haven, simply have more cars per building than fit in any available driveway.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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Street parking shouldn't impact clearing snow. The cars in the street might get buried but the responsibility to clear falls with the owner. If streets aren't wide enough to fit a plow through then parking should be limited to one side or removed altogether.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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What a difference a week makes, last week at this time it was mayhem and I woke up to 30". Tonight, went out to my patio and measured 7" left. Crazy how much melted already.
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I'm always impressed how fast it melts around here. Unlike north of the border.

In fact I worked in Colebrook in the NW corner and I was impressed how much snow is on the ground and mounds of it covering mailboxes still. I believe they got less than 2 feet during the blizzard so the snow has to be residual from the winter. Just amazing how it doesn't melt as fast an hour northwards.

Here's how it looks as of Feb 15th. (6 days after the blizzard)




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Old 02-16-2013, 01:50 PM
 
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Nice pics Cam.......and rte 8 in Colebrook is where I would have been driving through this morning. I wound up cancelling my plans thinking it woukd be snowing this morning. Oh well.
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