TELL US: Is Your Street Plowed?

Many in Southington are complaining that their streets were still not plowed hours after the blizzard - has yours?

There was an awful lot of snow still left on Southington streets Saturday night when plow drivers finally gave in and took their first extended break since 4 a.m. on Friday morning, but the cleared streets have been of no consolation to many in the community.

When asked on Southington Patch's Facebook page Saturday night if your streets had been done yet, there were over 120 responses and one thing was made clear - there's still an awful lot of digging out for the town to do.

Here's a look at just some of the responses from our Facebook page, as of 10:45 p.m.:

Michelle Hall Hancock Baldwin cir and Macintosh not done either

Brian Loffredo To go along with my wife's comment I'm pretty sure Yorktown can be added to the list and from what I see they haven't done anything off Jude La and that's the only way out or on for hundreds of houses. Thank God there hasn't been an emergency down here.

Kimberlee Kalat Hull Drive, no plow at all

Jill Montana Burleigh Old cider mill

Ryan Mathews Pond view untouched

Lara Salvati Kendall E. Summer not touched

Brian Loffredo Activity on Washington now!!


Jessica Gordon Rethal Street

Yvonne Delavega Bourque Maybe the question should ask who is plowed??? Lolol.

Perhaps that is a good question in itself. Plows are out there all over town, but there have also been reports of plows and trucks getting stuck in the deep snow as they attempt to plow many streets.

Unfortunately at Southington Patch, we cannot tell you when your street will be plowed. That doesn't mean we can't offer a chance for your to sound off and share your thoughts, experiences, concerns and thank yous (these guys have been working hard).

So we are asking you this morning to 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 Southington Patch what parts of town have been plowed and which still need to be in the comment section below.

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p becker February 10, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Don't waste your time calling the town. They're too busy worrying about downtown Southington and where they're going to put the snow.
Christine Spiegel February 10, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Yeah I can't get a hold of anyone. Our entire neighborhood is stranded! I've never seen anything like this.
Diann Thomson February 10, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Fox Run Drive is not plowed!
Diana February 10, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Jade Circle just got plowed.
Betty Kolevich February 10, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Scenic Drive still not plowed
kelly kemnitz February 10, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Brandywine Place still not plowed! Why would school parking lots be put ahead of neighborhoods, with schools being cancelled already. People will be expected to return to work if main roads are plowed. This is inconsiderate & not safe. POOR MANAGEMENT!
Matt February 10, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Village Gate is not plowed
kelly kemnitz February 10, 2013 at 09:36 PM
For those of you who have seen a plow, consider yourself lucky. There has been no sign of one during the whole storm. Should we be waiting on a tax credit check!
Jeff February 10, 2013 at 09:46 PM
Forty-four years ago to the day, John Lindsay had a problem with a snowstorm in NYC.
FrankyG February 10, 2013 at 09:48 PM
We have 1 lane plowed in the Mountain Pond subdevelopment. We were able to get out to Mt. Vernon and then to West. The town has done a good job getting the main roads cleans and some of the secondary and tertiary roads. Southington is a a big town and I think with the amount of snow that has fallen the down has done a good job with the resources. I know it's tough...if I don't work I don't get paid...but this storm was massive.
Jaime February 10, 2013 at 09:50 PM
White Sail Drive is not plowed. Is it true that the plows stop working at 4pm? If so, it's 4:48pm right now so I guess that means we can't get to work tomorrow.
Ken Baldwin February 10, 2013 at 09:50 PM
To the plow driver working his way up North Star Drive and hopefully heading the White Sail dr after that...how do you take your coffee?
Sue Whitehead February 10, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Aww Ken - you're so sweet - it must be the R&C in us. :-) I made our plow driver cookies but he was followed by a fire truck and ambulance so I never got the chance to stop him to give them to him.
Jerry Romoe February 10, 2013 at 10:02 PM
reply to Tony Casale...If I would have one swipe and able to get out of my neighborhood to the main roads I would consider myself lucky...Also there is no information on the Southington web site about the current situation.
Jack February 10, 2013 at 11:05 PM
It's obvious the Town Manager is interfering with the situation. We have a seasoned highway crew, the TM should step aside or better, return to Texas where it's doubtful he ever had to deal with snow. Hiring this buffoon was a mistake. We should go with a Mayor instead, they're easier to fire and we wouldn't need to pay one a king's ransom like we do this arrogant fool.
kelly kemnitz February 10, 2013 at 11:40 PM
6:30 still no sign of a plow. Not one swipe through. Over 54hrs since the storm began. Families on Brandywine Pl not feeling safe tonight in Southington.
Joe Helmut February 11, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Beacon, North Star and Windward are pseudo plowed. They just wrapped up, although still 4 feet from the curb. At least it's passable in an emergency now.
Jeff February 11, 2013 at 01:14 AM
I doubt that the TM is sitting at a grid map directing individual plow directions. As was said, the drivers have done this before, so why is it difficult this time, because its a lot more snow then has fallen in a long time! Be patient, it will get done.
Ken Lucas February 11, 2013 at 01:59 AM
In response to Tony Casale, regarding plowing of the schools.... If those are private contractors, the Town should have redirected them to plow streets on Saturday, rather than school parking lots. The contractors indeed were at Flanders; we could see them from my driveway. In any event, God helps those that help themselves. My street, Hitching Post Drive finally did get opened up this afternoon, but not by the Town plows. About a dozen of us pooled our resources, and with our snow blowers, cleared our street ourselves.
Jack February 11, 2013 at 02:18 AM
Jeff: "I doubt that the TM is sitting at a grid map directing individual plow directions." Bet me, he's been on the phone like crazy; ask any town snow plow driver. (After I post this they'll all be told to keep quiet.) Do you remember 78; even Weichsel had the sense to leave them alone when they were working. The midst of a clean-up is no time to be teaching someone who knows nothing about snow removal, all about it. Think about it; we have a town mgr from Texas who was originally from Florida and he's taking a direct interest in a major snow removal operation. What could possibly go wrong?
Bill Pade February 11, 2013 at 03:22 AM
Frank Bavarro and his crew came through for us when the town failed us on Miller Farm Rd. and Roxbury. Slammed a pickup plow through then a front end loader. No sleep for those guys ALL WEEKEND. Town came through an hour later a dragged a nice new coat of snow onto the street. Send our tax dollars to the real workers.
John Leary February 11, 2013 at 03:45 AM
Residents are asked to call the Southington Police Department at 860-621-0101 to report only the roads that have not been plowed with an emergency (one) lane.
John Leary February 11, 2013 at 03:55 AM
Residents who use Facebook can friend the "Town of Southington" and "Southington Police Department" to keep informed of this storm and other happenings in town.
John Leary February 11, 2013 at 04:17 AM
Many people are asking how to connect with the Town of Southington to receive and to provide information. Please pass this along to all your contacts in Southington and post on Facebook. • Residents who use Facebook can friend the "Town of Southington" and "Southington Police Department" pages. • Town of Southington Web Site www.Southington.org • Local on-line news service - Southington Patch http://southington.patch.com/ • To send messages to Town Management and Town Council and Board of Finance - "Rescue a Buck" - Is a web tool, on the Town of Southington web site, that accepts anonymous and identified comments that are then routed to Town Management and Elected Officials. If you provide an address you will receive one or more responses, as your comments go to many people. If you report anonymously your comments will reach intended parties but you will not receive a reply. http://www.southington.org/content/5147/17056.aspx
Tony Casale February 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM
KEN, The town cannot redirect a private contractor hired by the BOE,The BOE had to mak an effort to open the schools, and furthermore, they could not do it. The town contracts and the BOE contracts are entirely seperate.Neither the Town Manager or Dr Erardi have the power to combine them.I am happy that you and your neighbors worked together for the common good, congrats to you for pooling together and understanding the situation! Well done.
Robert Maguda February 11, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Sandra Lane has one lane open to traffic as of Saturday afternoon. This was a history making storm and everyone should keep that in mind when criticizing the people trying to dig us out. I've witnessed people helping each other during the last few days and that was nice to see. I guess this kind of problem can bring the best, and worst out of people.
p becker February 11, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Being at the end of a cul de sac, the snow plows cleared one lane. That stil leaves us with 3' of snow (some 30' into the road) blocking us in. Shame on you Southington
John Leary February 11, 2013 at 02:46 PM
The objective was to clear the main roads and give every road at least one pass. After every road has one pass the objective will be to finish the plowing. The one pass is primarily for emergency access reasons. This is a historic storm and people are being asked to be patient. I agree with Robert that this storm has brought out the best in people and the worst in people. We are learning about stories where neighbors are helping each other, working hard, and solidifying friendships. We are also seeing posts and emails of angry people looking to direct blame and criticism to those working hard to help them. Thankfully the majority of the posts have been positive, tolerant and appreciative even though all the writers are anxious to have the roads cleared and lives returned to normal.
Alex Court February 11, 2013 at 05:55 PM
Alex Court has not been touched.... Neighbors used snow blowers in order to make a tight passable lane down the street.
p becker February 11, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Ashwell Dr - a big thank you to Michael


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