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Town Manager Says Town In Pretty Good Shape But Be Patient

After 30 inches of snow some roads are passable but residents urged to stay home.

 

Saturday morning from midnight until 4 a.m. the Town of Rocky hill pulled its police cars and smaller plow trucks off the street as they were continuously getting stuck.

Since then, however, the town has done well in beginning to clear the roads in town.

"We ask that residents stay off the roads even though they are passable," Town Manager Barbara Gilbert said. "The roads are passable but not in good shape. It is a massive amount of snow that has to be plowed. We are hoping to assume our normal work week after the weekend but the parking ban is still in place. We are also asking residents to shovel their sidewalks, which we know is not easy, and also clear fire hydrants."

Gilbert said she hopes to have roads passable by the end of today and then crews can work on the school and town parking lots on Sunday.

"We had a lot of cars getting stuck last night and it was very dangerous," Gilbert said. "We had abandoned vehicles on several roads including the Silas Deanw Highway and it was impedeing all of the work we were trying to do. The fire department was able to get out early this morning to make sure there were no people in the abandoned cars."

Gilbert said that the Silas Deane Highway and Route 3 are basically one-lane roads in both directions. Elm Street is also very narow.

"We have all the fire departments manned and open so we are able to get to any emergencies," she said.

Laura Anderson February 10, 2013 at 02:46 AM
I live at 29 Basswood Court in Rocky Hill. I have a 22 year old son who has two life threatening health issues - heart and liver disease. He has has multiple open heart surgeries and a liver transplant. He is showing signs of the flu - I may need to get him to a hospital or doctor tomorrow. My street has not been plowed and I need help. Laura Anderson
Robert Mayer February 10, 2013 at 03:34 AM
call 911 and alert them of the problem right away
Anonymous February 10, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Walnut road still not fully plowed. This is embarrassing. Get it together Barbara Gilbert. In surrounding towns most neighborhoods are fully cleared. Some snow contractors still can't get to their clients because of your poor planning.
Jaclyn Farnham February 10, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Laura - If your street is not plowed yet, I am on West Street and I'm out of my driveway. Please post here if you nee me to get anything and bring it to you. I can have my son walk it into you while I keep the car out of the way. Even West has been down to one lane. Everyone needs to slow to almost a stop to pass anyone. Our neighbor helped us with his plow... we'd like to pay it forward.
Jaclyn Farnham February 10, 2013 at 04:18 PM
I just tried to send you a message via Patch but its not working for me. If you post, an email will come to me which goes to my phone. Let me know if there's anything I can do.

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