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Snow Clean Up In Westfield


WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Residents are taking to social media to have their snow clean up concerns addressed.

“It was worse yesterday, finally got plowed today,” said Tessa Kwarciany, Westfield.

Kwarciany reached out to Mayor Daniel Knapik on Facebook to let him know they were plowed in.

“He replied and was like such and such is happening and being done, so he is a good guy.  He is trying real hard,” said Kwarciany.

“It’s real time intelligence on the ground and it makes for a better game of attack because geographically the city is so large,” said Mayor Knapik.

According to Knapik the city has about 300 miles of road.  He asked his Facebook friends to let him know which streets need to be plowed.   He checked out many of the problem spots himself then had crews take care of them.

“I got stuck myself in one neighborhood and I said there is no disagreement this is terrible we gotta get on it,” said Knapik.

He agrees a lot of work still needs to be done to move the snow, widen the roads and address the sidewalks.

When it comes to canceling school the mayor says there is no exact science, but he is confident heading back Tuesday is the right call.

“Well it’s not perfect and it’s gonna be a bit of a trudge for the folks that walk,” said Knapik.

Kwarciany’s mom Joanne Davidson thinks it’s time for the kids to get back in the classrooms and is warning drivers to keep an extra eye out for the kids.

“Hopefully they’ll be a little more cautious in the morning, drivers will go a little slower in the residential areas and be on the look out for the students that are walking, “said Joanne Davidson.

The mayor says the final decision is up to a parent if they feel unsafe sending their child to school.

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