How Would You Rate Arlington’s Plowing During This Winter’s First Snowstorm?

Is the town off to a good start this winter?

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Now that this winter’s first snowstorm is in the books, it’s time for you to rate how the town’s plows handled the more than half foot of snow that fell Saturday night.

Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below.

Pam Hauser December 15, 2013 at 06:34 PM
Living in Arlington Center, I feel they did a good job. There are patched by the crosswalk at Mass Ave and Mystic St that could have been better, but overall a good job from my view.
Ken MacKenzie December 15, 2013 at 06:48 PM
East Arlington - Plowing - well done.. Sanding/salring side streets after, not so good.
Stephen December 15, 2013 at 07:24 PM
Schools and town properties done well. Major roads and secondaries done well. Neighborhood streets done poorly needing ice treatment and pushback to curbs. B- overall.
Nana8 December 16, 2013 at 06:13 AM
Our street was well plowed. Only wish the parked cars would heed the rules of the Town. After shoveling out they leave a mess. We do need to sanded and salted.
dan December 16, 2013 at 06:58 AM
East Arlington, side streets a mess Why is it the town can't get contractors to plow close to the curb to widen the street we have a guy, the neighbors call " right down the middle Mikey" doesn't The town inspect the work they do Terrible
Stephan December 16, 2013 at 07:26 AM
what about the park car ?????
Nana8 December 16, 2013 at 07:54 AM
Two cars are parked all weekend in front of their house, told about moving them during a storm, plus gave them a Town of Arlington Rules for plowing, parking, etc., and completely ignored the warning. They should've been ticketed. It leaves a big icy ridge in the middle of the street when the rest of the street is nice and clear.
Noneya December 16, 2013 at 08:07 AM
In east arlington they not only don't get close enough to the curbs they don't put their blade down far enough. If they can scrape mass ave down to pavement they can do the same on side streets. I have heard private plow owners say they aren't willing to risk damaging their trucks while plowing for the town. For $60+/ hr they should do the same job they would do if Ivey were working for themselves.
Noneya December 16, 2013 at 08:08 AM
I forgot to mention that the not so bright residents of east arlington think it's ok to park on both sides of the street after a storm.
Zoltan December 16, 2013 at 08:39 AM
Plows are now in the habit of circling the block in the same direction and dumping the overwhelming majority of snow to one side of the street.
Christopher H. December 16, 2013 at 09:53 AM
Some streets of Arlington Heights had piles of snow left in the middle of the intersections making for single file passage. The roads were not treated with sand/salt so they were very icey.
Shazbot December 16, 2013 at 12:07 PM
Not so good. Harlow, Everett and the other streets connecting Mass. ave to Broadway are barely touched...just driven-over sheets of snowy ice.
Jeff Paykuss December 16, 2013 at 06:39 PM
I thought getting around on Sunday was fine. Our private street was well plowed.
Mark Kaepplein December 16, 2013 at 08:19 PM
This afternoon Pleasant Street was backed up from Arlington Center into Belmont. Naturally, I used the Rt. 2 access road, but found the turn to Spring Street full of snow and slippery while on my way to Jason Street, then Mass Ave. When vital cut through routes of Jason and Highland Aves are impeded, traffic backs up worse on remaining routes.
Edgen December 16, 2013 at 08:38 PM
Good news! Stephen will be introducing a warrant article to make Snowplow Operator an elected position.


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