How Would You Rate Burlington’s Plowing During the Blizzard of 2013?

Are you satisfied or frustrated with how the town handled the area’s 5th largest snowstorm in history? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how the town’s plows handled the more than 2 feet of snow that fell Friday and Saturday.

We put the question to our Facebook followers last night and the town's clean-up effort got mixed reviews. Some of the people said their neighborhoods were well plowed and the roads were clear, but others were less impressed.

'I live on Cresthaven Drive, aweful. Upland and all those roads are awful too! Our street is not even sanded...there is no way I would send any child on a school bus tomorrow' one reader wrote.

Others said that while the roads had been plowed, they were too narrow:

'Someone needs to get over to Kimball Road/South Bedford street immediately. The snow there is horrible and it's piled to be blocking one half of the road, cars need to be able to go up and down that road not one up or one down,' a Facebook follower stated.

Others were happier with the clean-up effort:

"Holden and Prouty are pretty good," one reader said.

What do you think? How are things in your neighborhood?

Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the 5th largest snowstorm in New England history.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

DAD February 11, 2013 at 02:49 PM
I think the town did a poor job, The roadways have not been widened.Some roads are barely touched. The town was fortunate we had a milder day yesterday that did a lot of melting. Not their best effort
Caroline February 11, 2013 at 03:14 PM
I agree .... streets are way too narrow ... I am sure the town paid a lot of money and we did see quite a few plows out but they did a poor job.
R J Melo February 11, 2013 at 03:55 PM
My neighborhood (behind Burlington Jade) was constantly plowed. The plows did a good job of keeping the roads passable. Yes, without question, the roads are narrowed. Frankly, with this much snow, keeping the existing width is NOT possible. Considering the amount of snow in the short amount of time, I thought my neighborhood was great. Unfortunately, I did have to travel for work early on Sunday morning and saw many back roads for surrounding towns (Lexington, Watertown, Newton, Waltham. What I saw in Burlington was at least as good as anywhere I've seen.
CeCe February 11, 2013 at 03:59 PM
I think the plow drivers did a very good job keeping up with the storm, especially since the conditions throughout Friday night were horrendous to work with. I do think the bigger issue was why they weren't called back out on Sunday to push back the snow bankings to widen the roads and also scrape down the roads again. If this was done, it certainly was not done in our area. I'm curious if it may have been a financial decision with the cost over overtime; however, I'd assume with the winter we've had, there should still be money left in the snow budget.
Linda Mahoney February 11, 2013 at 05:31 PM
I think they did a very good job on our street (Gleason Rd). It is a cul-de-sac and he made it nice and wide which is great because a lot of delivery trucks turn around in the cul-de-sac. The street itself is narrow but with that large amount of snow I think the guy did a very nice job! Thanks to everyone for all their hard work. Linda
Carrie February 11, 2013 at 11:27 PM
I don't think they widen the streets enough when they clean them. They seem to do one side of the road really well but not my side.
Allan W McCombs February 21, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Past years have been better, what's changed?
JL February 21, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Sanchez lowered the number of independent contractors doing the plowing. Less plows, less snow gets moved.
JRTEMT February 23, 2013 at 03:38 AM
If they don't push back the snowbanks at the beginning during a 12 inch storm, they'll never catch up! If they send the 'landscaper trucks' to do plowing let's hope we don't have HUGE storms because they just don't have the POWER. A few days later, the town heavy equipment needs to push back the corners. SIDEWALKS along Rt3A in the Town Center Overlay district and bus stops need special attention for commuters that moved here with the purpose of working in a suburb of BOSTON.


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