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TELL US: Is Your Street Plowed?

Many in town are complaining that their streets were still not plowed hours after the blizzard. The city said 20-percent of streets are passable by 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Meriden took a direct hit from the Blizzard of 2013, with an estimated 30 inches of snow being dropped on the town in less than 24 hours. 

Still, as of Saturday evening many were complaining that their streets still were not plowed, and fretting about what would happen if emergency vehicles needed to access their street. 

Plows are out there all over town. In fact, the city says 24 trucks will work throughout the night to continue plowing but there have also been reports of plows and trucks getting stuck in the deep snow as they attempt to plow many streets. 

"It might be noon time Sunday before all of the streets are passable, but not perfect, and this is assuming we run in to no problems. We again ask all residents to be patient and stay off the roads so the plows can get their work done," a message on the city's Facebook page said.

Meriden Patch if your street is plowed yet? Have you seen any plows in your area of town? Are any stuck? 

Share with your friends and neighbors on Meriden Patch what parts of town have been plowed and which still need to be in the comment section below. 

pooky February 11, 2013 at 03:19 PM
if any one need their driveway or walkway done let me know have off today need some work did hill st. did hill st get plowed out yet
Gerry Pierce February 11, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Glenview Rd not plowed as of 10 am Monday morning. Some local residents have opened a path with snowblowers and own truck plows but how to go from there is a mystery. This site is great and only thought to goggle it today. But wouldn' t it be great if city could set up a web site where as plows completed a street they could text it and it would go on a main site so city and residents knew a plow had come by. Obviously ,if it is your street you would know but as a medical person, and your street WASN'T plowed, how would you know what main artery near you WAS so you could maybe walk to it to get a ride in to work?? Thanks to all you folks out there manning the plows. Frustrated but understanding!!!!!
pooky February 11, 2013 at 03:27 PM
if you need a ride to work let me know i have a big truck i can get through almost any thing lift local only iknow how it is importent it is to go to work we are not rich
Jen February 11, 2013 at 03:42 PM
Shady Crest off Reynolds is not plowed - Took a walk yesterday and Westview was plowed off Rt. 5 - why can't we get a little plow loving?!!!
Ron February 11, 2013 at 03:50 PM
They haven't got to a lot of streets. I can WALK to city hall from my house and it still isn't plowed here either!
Amy February 11, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Harvard Ave and Hamilton St off of Bradley are still not plowed. Which means we're losing money as it's 11am and my husband was supposed to be at work this morning. So who do I send our bills to? The mayor? Parks and Rec?
Tax Payer February 11, 2013 at 04:11 PM
I have forwarded this note to all news stations in connecticut. We need to make some noise and rally the troops - literally. clearly there are not enough resources at local and state level... please, lets all try to get the attention we need and the help or citizens are entitled to have during a crisis! My voice won't be enough, so I need all of you to get involved, too! --- "Simply said, "help!" The city of Meriden has seemingly abandoned its citizens in this snow crisis. Specifically the residential neighborhoods south of East Main Street to the Wallingford border. The town has not shown any commitment to expediting the snow removal process. There is no evidence of collaboration with the state, the national guard or federal agencies to help expedite the snow removal process. Someone at the state or federal level needs to step up and help lead our city team to manage this crisis. 4 days of being neglected is not healthy for our citizens. There are neighbors needing food, medications, and home healthcare. Please rally the troops and get some help and exposure to Miller Ave, Yale Ave, Meetinghouse, Westwood Circle, Swain Ave, and surrounding areas. Hundreds of residents abandoned with no sign of progress or communication from the city with an estimated time/date that we can expect to see our roads again. We need the media here. Do what you do best...create a storm of attention and get some action happening in Meriden! We are counting on you.
Jen February 11, 2013 at 04:15 PM
If I go outside and shovel my road will I get a paycheck from the city?
Tax Payer February 11, 2013 at 04:49 PM
Join me in getting local news stations to get us support... i sent this to all of them... you should all do the same... Simply said, "help!" The city of Meriden has seemingly abandoned its citizens in this snow crisis. Specifically the residential neighborhoods south of East Main Street to the Wallingford border. The town has not shown any commitment to expediting the snow removal process. There is no evidence of collaboration with the state, the national guard or federal agencies to help expedite the snow removal process. Someone at the state or federal level needs to step up and help lead our city team to manage this crisis. 4 days of being neglected is not healthy for our citizens. There are neighbors needing food, medications, and home healthcare. Please rally the troops and get some help and exposure to Miller Ave, Yale Ave, Meetinghouse, Westwood Circle, Swain Ave, and surrounding areas. Hundreds of residents abandoned with no sign of progress or communication from the city with an estimated time/date that we can expect to see our roads again. We need the media here. Do what you do best...create a storm of attention and get some action happening in Meriden! We are counting on you.
Bill February 11, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Melville Ave, Raymond Dr, Gurney Ave and Sidney Ave are cleared @ 12:00pm Monday. The snowmachine had a mechanical failure at the end of Sidney near Gurney, not sure if they've got it fixed now. Also not sure if Sunset Dr was included in this push, but I would hope it has.
Joanne Hayes February 11, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Artizan St is still untouched. So is Cambridge as far as I can see (down to Locust).
Craig Smith February 11, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Pomeroy Avenue and Ives Avenue not plowed as of 12:40 p.m. Monday. And it's unlikely a plow will move the 3' of snow that's been soaking up the rain all morning. Send in the front-end loaders and backkhoes.
Jayme February 11, 2013 at 07:02 PM
I just bought a house on buckingham on friday and i have'nt been able to get into it since :( is it still not plowed??
Colleen Ford February 11, 2013 at 07:24 PM
Monday 2:10 PM Draper and Lyman Ave off of Hall Ave-still not plowed-stopped Sunday PM after doing Crown St Ext and Ridgefield St-hoping we were next Monday AM-no luck yet -just hope the macinery did not break down
Michelle Proto February 11, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Barr Road plowed today (Monday) around 11:30. Did a real poor job at the exit to Paddock Ave can't see a thing...real dangerous trying to enter and leave the road. Would like to know why every storm it takes forever to get plowed when other smaller dead end/cul de sacs are plowed out more promptly, in this case, the four dead end streets north of Barr were plowed yesterday! Makes no sense to see plows hop scotching around town picking and choosing streets. Should be more methodical.
Lauren Grover February 11, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Arch Street not plowed as of 3:13 Monday. My husband and I are missing work and neither of us is getting paid for it. A neighbor shoveled himself out and there's a path up the hill if I think I can back up it, which I am not confident about with the slip from the rain on the snow.
Lisa Herzy February 11, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Well 3:15pm and my husband went to end of Marlson rd the first 4 houses can get out cause the plow did try to plow but than just left us stranded with a 10ft high snow pile good for the kids to slide down no plows even heard in the area, 2nd day of a 4 day work week my husband works 12 hrs shifts broke a cap cant get to dentist to have it fixed and its throbbing. We have disabled people and city hall is open how do you expect for those employees which we pay their salaries to even be into work if most streets are impassable and btw yes my dentist is open in Wallingford 4 days now how will I pay my bills ????????? never mind be able to get out to get my meds cause cvs didnt have it in stock when i tried on friday ??? unbelievable please just do something here help the people of Meriden.
Jenna currlin February 11, 2013 at 08:29 PM
Elm st still not plowed, tons of people live here it is a heavily populated street!
Colleen Ford February 11, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Monday 4 PM-Draper Ave plowed-------thank you plow and payloader drivers
Oneinterestedparty February 11, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Morton Rd still not plowed 6PM Monday evening. This city is very disappointing and clearly there is a lot of mismanagement.
Ron February 11, 2013 at 11:08 PM
guy across the street on Elm St. works for the city and he was just going back on shift....he made a sly comment that Elm St. won't be plowed until Thursday!
Leonardo February 11, 2013 at 11:33 PM
just got a email saying their is a crew on elm by olive street
Meriden Resident February 12, 2013 at 02:03 AM
Is Marlson Road plowed to the cul-de-sac yet?
alex February 12, 2013 at 02:11 AM
How are all the Meriden Police getting home on Marlson Road and/or getting back to work? or do they just sleep and shower at the Police department?
alex February 12, 2013 at 02:39 AM
How are all the Meriden Police getting home on Marlson Road and/or getting back to work? or do they just sleep and shower at the Police department?
Dan g February 12, 2013 at 07:47 AM
The neighborhood of oak ridge drive off Thorpe plowed the cul de sac and most neighbors pitched in. The street was never touched period. Shameful , shameful. The neighborhood of 15 or so houses came together and cleared out the snow of .2 miles. The city has no excuse for this, old east main wAs not clear as of 6pm 2/11 either. Every other town has clear roads down to the blacktop every storm, particularly southington and Wallingford. Meridens roads are not treated properly or not tended to, and the tax dollar is not going far. Should send in a picture to EYEwitness news showing how the people cleared the road to get to work. If there was a fire or emergency, it would have been to late. Sit on it, meridoom.
betht thomson February 12, 2013 at 02:09 PM
please plow Broadview Terrace...pretty please...need to get to work...
betht thomson February 12, 2013 at 02:13 PM
my parents are trapped on Briarwood Drive too...
Joe w February 12, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Skyline drive still not plowed 915 on Tuesday morning
Katt62 February 13, 2013 at 12:23 PM
on sunday all of the guys on my street (Ian Dr) with snow blowers got together and cleared our street...thank goodness they did because the plow just came through at about 630 last night..did 2 passes, didn't even widen the path, which is only wide enough for 1 car. So 4 days after the storm was the first time we saw a plow...which is really unbelievable! I understand that it's been difficult, but the main reason we all got together was the thought that if there was an emergency no one could get to any one, that's very scary when you think about it!

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