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Frustrations Rise as Streets Not Cleared

snowSpringfield (WGGB) – Two days after the snowfall, some Springfield streets still haven’t been cleared.

Contractor Brian Dargie expressed his frustrations “For lack of a better term, they’ve been left to die. They’re going around for the 15th time doing the main arteries & not pushing any snow off the streets while they’re streets that haven’t been hit even one time yet.”

Near Main & Adams Streets folks are just trying to chip away at the snow on their block.

Susan Mccarthy suggests has a suggestion “I’m hoping they’ll bring a truck in & just remove snow, that would be smart.”

Over on Belmont Place, Dalia Perez says neighbors are concerned about their safety.  “It’s dangerous. For the cars & the people that live here. Because they’re trying to get their cars in & it’s a hassle. & there’s really nothing we could do you know? We have to shovel ourselves out sometimes.”

3-1-1 says they’ve been busy all day fielding those plow requests to the DPW.  Donna carney, 3-1-1 director says We have not seen anything like this.  But as the mayor quoted, be patient. We are aware, we’re documenting.”

Not usually open on a Sunday, Carney says the storm’s magnitude forced operators at the city’s 3-1-1 call center back into the office.
She says they took over 800 requests by the time they closed at 5.

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  • alpinequeen

    Spring is just around the corner.

  • vj_mat

    Some of the commentators need to chill. People cannot go out and shovel a street for heaven’s sake! Some people might be sick, may need to visit an ER or may work in a hospital. Someone might have a job interview or someone may need to take their sick infant out to calm them down. It is easy to sit, read this when your own street is plowed and ask everyone else to be patient or comment on how lazy they are. I think we all need to chill, help our neighbors whenever we can and hold our leaders accountable. Everyone understands that it may take some time to plow all the streets, but 2 days later is uncalled for.

  • JeffreyOT

    Well I have read all the comments and some of us can’t calmn down and be patiant. Over 36 hrs later we are still buried in snow and our street is still unpassable. What is the city of springfield doing all I am hearing is 1 eccuse after another while we suffer. All we want to do is get out of our street and right now we have a wall of snow about 8 – 10 ft tall in the middle of our street. Here is a riddle “How do you remove a wall of ice from the middle of the street?” This is what what will be happening tomarrow.

  • bugzy12

    Please people proof read your own comments before you post it!