NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — When the snow piled high two winters ago in the center of Northampton’s Main Street, frustration piled up, too. Some complained the city should have been faster in plowing and that cars shouldn’t have been plowed in.
The city said with so much snow falling so fast, they were working as fast as they could and that cars shouldn’t be on the road during a snow emergency.
Opinions of the city’s response to this storm were mixed, but mostly positive.
“I thought they did a good job for like, how much it snowed,” said Kevin March. “I mean, it’s not as bad as it has been some years. But I though they were pretty quick about it this year.”
“It was a little slow and slushy,” said Bridgett O’Hare. “But they did a pretty good job. I didn’t have any complaints.”
“I had to go to work around nine,” said Sean Breen of Amherst. “And I was going at 8:45 and I couldn’t even get up the hill. A friend of mine, I was picking up for work. It was pretty bad.”
“I believe I woke up around ten and everything was clear from my house,” said Nicholas Pray. “It was pretty good.”
The city does have a solution for those needing off street parking during a snow emergency. You can park for free in the Armory Street lot.