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Mayor Advises Residents to Stay Home as Freezing Rain Falls

Dan Drew says city crews, who have been plowing streets since Friday morning, are working to get the city back to normal as quickly as possible.

 

Editor's Note: Mayor Dan Drew sent this email at 6:43 a.m. Monday.

A freezing rain is falling in Middletown. That, combined with efforts to continue clearing roads, will make driving treacherous.

Please stay home unless there is an emergency.

Middletown crews are still working to clear roadways and have been on duty since Friday morning. Our crews are making very steady progress so we can get the city back to normal as quickly as possible.

Meanwhile we perused Craigslist and found several people looking for help plowing their driveways and others offering to do the work. If you need help getting to work or just getting out of Middletown, see here and here.

Gina Agostini Liebe February 11, 2013 at 03:47 PM
My sisters car was buried by her so called neighbors at Summer Brook Condos yesterday. Nice, huh?
Jim Hartzell February 11, 2013 at 04:12 PM
I don't remember this amount of snow falling back then. I believe it was two storms within one week.. First storm I was stuck at work in Old Saybrook. Worked and slept while on payroll to cover the call ins until the roads were made ready. Next storm I was home when the governor closed the roads. My brother had a huge payloader at the time and was able to clear a parking spot at the bottom of my steep drive way. Snow piles were higher than I could toss the snow using a long handled shovel. Still I believe this storm is much worse.
Jim Hartzell February 11, 2013 at 04:15 PM
I'm at Woodgate Condos on Washington and we're waiting for the parking lots to get cleaned out. Neither private contractors, the town or the state are geared to handle this much snow. It has to be scooped up and moved to a huge pile that is out of the way. I'm just trying to be patient until the freezing rain turns it all into a huge ice cube that will keep until spring thaw.
Terri February 11, 2013 at 07:15 PM
OK so the payloader clearing the street put snow 5 feet tall and 10 feet deep in front of my driveway - didn't do it to the other drive ways near me - and it is so bad that a plow can't move it. Now what do I do? If Mayor didn't spend 9 hours moving the Main St Jersey barrier we might be plowed out. Do I just sit here for a week until it melts?
anonymous February 11, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Jim Hartzell do you get paid by the Drew regime to write this bs on all the blogs when people criticize him? I bet you have little alters with locks of his hair in your house.....

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