(Updated: 12:26 p.m.)
Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback said leaf collection will continue starting Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 a.m.
Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback hoped that the predictions would stand true and there would be little to no accumulation. The town wasn't so lucky.
As a winter Nor'easter hit Connecticut on Wednesday and stalled over the state, dropping nearly five inches of snow in parts of Southington, the town was forced to change its plans in order to address hazardous road conditions and making leaf collection more difficult.
Brumback said the original plan was to plow only main roads, attempting to avoid both unnecessary costs and helping to keep the town on schedule with leaf collection after operations were suspended at noon on Wednesday.
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Initially the town had planned to just plow main roads, leaving the leaf piles uncovered to allow for collection to resume at 7 a.m. on Thursday.
"The storm has stalled on Connecticut resulting in more snow than earlier predicted…therefore the Highway Department is calling in contractors at 10 p.m. (Wednesday) and plow all roads, mains, hills and subdivisions. We will do the best we can with leaf pickup but there is too much snow to not plow," Brumback said in an email.
With the unpredictible weather pattern, however, Brumback said it's unknown when the town will begin collections again, but the goal is to start up Thursday at some point.
If the trucks haven’t been to your neighborhood yet, here is the schedule for the remainder of the curbside leaf pickups.
- Week of Nov. 5 – 9, 2012: West of Route 10 and north of West Center Street
- Week of Nov. 12 – 16, 2012: West of Route 10 and south of West Center Street
- Week of Nov. 19 – 23, 2012: East of Route 10 and south of Berlin Street
This week, Southington residents may also bring leaves and brush to the Transfer Station at 617 Old Turnpike Road. The station will be open every day through Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information on leaf pick-up, click the link provided.
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