Alright this is will short as it’s been a long day – alright I thought that but I’ve been typing so follow along with my tired brain… :).
- I’ve measured between 10.5″ and 11″ on the ground for this event. At 1100 today I measured 9″ so that seems to track with the storm snowfall rates.
- We received a emergency lane pass with a snow plow around late morning/mid-day. The plow arrived in mid-afternoon to conduct widening/final clearing but broke just after starting.
- Numerous boughs and limbs are down throughout the community. Boughs and limbs impeding access to our streets have been moved from the roadways – thank you to all the volunteers who accomplished those actions as several were moved without my being around the location. FOR EVERYONE – we didn’t get much sun this afternoon to melt the snow from the trees. Tonight is going to be a challenge as I have no idea whether the trees can support that much weight on them overnight.
- THANK YOU to those who cleared their sidewalks and mailboxes. There are numerous areas within our community that have free sidewalks through their blocks and several that connected to their adjoining blocks. Truly appreciate your efforts today. Also – I agree with everyone’s assessment we didn’t need to clear the fire hydrants – that’s reserved for the January 2016 event……
- Thank you also to those who did not place their shoveled snow into the street when they released their vehicles from the snow load – that helps the plows and the sun to melt what we have on the roadways.
- We are trying to get another plow in but it’s difficult due to downed trees (closed streets), fuel impediments, and now the temperature.
- You should expect another plow truck and a sand truck in tonight. Sand may not be that effective due to the expected low temperatures. I watched some water draining flash freeze in front of my eyes as I was trying to clear snow to get the water from around a speed hump.
- DRIVING IN OUR COMMUNITY IS TREACHEROUS TONIGHT. If you do not need to travel – please do not.
- We’ll get a final pass-through of a plow truck tomorrow along with another sanding to get ahead of these freeze temperatures overnight.
- TRASH: Patriot does not have a notice about tomorrow on their website. I DO NOT RECOMMEND you place trash out tonight. I do not think the trucks will be able to navigate our streets. Please refer to their website https://www.patriotdisposalservices.com/ for the latest information.
You’ll get another update tomorrow from me. For those with downed boughs and limbs around their properties. We will get our companies in to remove the downed debris however that may take some time due to the widespread damage this storm caused. You are always free to remove any debris that is on your property.
Stay safe. Please.