Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Readers discuss plowing efforts by city during blizzard of 2013.
After putting the question to you, our readers, about Melrose's job plowing city streets during the blizzard of 2013, reviews were mixed. Good Work By Melrose DPW A handful of readers were positive on the job done by the Melrose Department of Public Works to clear snow from city streets. Reader Laurie W wrote, "I was impressed by the DPW plowing nonstop all weekend, and have seen them come back through to widen streets as recently as last night. I work in Boston and have driven through neighboring communities during my commute. In terms of our major thoroughfares I strongly believe Melrose DPW did a great job compared to other communities." Fellow reader mdonahue agreed with Laurie W's take, adding, "...Our DPW should be applauded for the …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Mayor Rob Dolan said there is no parking ban in place in Melrose following Sunday's snowstorm, but asked drivers to stay off the roads if possible.
Mayor Rob Dolan said there is no parking ban in place in Melrose following Sunday's snowstorm, according to a city press statement. City sanders started work on the roads at 5 a.m. Sunday, according to Dolan. "(We were) hoping that we could manage this storm with salt and treatment. We gave it our best shot, but we need more," Dolan said in the statement. "At 9:30 (a.m.) we called all the plows in service, and we are plowing (Sunday). "Please be careful, as the roads are very slippery. There is no parking ban, but if you could help us by keeping your cars in your driveway as much as possible to allow for better plowing, that would be appreciated." Does your road need plowing following Sunday's snowstorm? Let us know by posting a comment …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Are you satisfied or frustrated with how Melrose handled the area’s 5th largest snowstorm in history? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how Melrose’s plows handled the more than two feet of snow that fell Friday and Saturday. Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the 5th largest snowstorm in New England history. Melrose Storm Center PHOTOS: Blizzard of 2013 in Melrose