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"All Roads Are Impassable"

North Branford Interim Town Manager tells people to stay home.

 

The following is the morning update from Interim Town Manager Bonnie Therrien

All roads are impassable and people should not, repeat, should not go out on the roads. Route 80 is a mess, as are all roads. Plows were stuck on roads all night and payloaders were brought in to get them out of the snow.

The Town has all plows working as best they can, along with outside contractors, but as fast as they plow, the roads are covered. People need to be very patient with the Town crews. We are working as diligently as possible to open the main roads and then on to the side roads.

So far, no power outages in North Branford – we are very lucky. We are suppose to have a staff meeting at 11 am after we have the Governor's call with the municipalities. The most important thing that people need to know is the roads are definitely impassable. 

If people have questions, they can call the Emergency Operations Center at 203-484-9549; 484-2196; 484-2583; and 484-9358. 

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melinda tillie February 09, 2013 at 04:07 PM
there is no excuse for all roads impassable. Have your Town Manager get the National Guard! What is the problem with you and my home town East Havenand plowing where did all the $$ go??
Bonnie Therrien February 09, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Melinda - During the night, the snow came down so fast there was no way to keep up with the snow and this is when the plows were stuck in piles of snow. On the Governor's Call this AM, the National Guard is not to be used for plowing. They do not have those capabilities. Once the State is set with their plowing, municipalities may be able to have their support for clearing roads, but the first priority will be roads that are blocked due to downed wires, followed by other roads. This could take several days before these crews would be available to us. Meanwhile we will keep on plowing with all of our trucks and outside contractors. I think you would find that all towns are in a similar shape. New Haven County received the most snow.......38 inches, and now the wind is blowing drifts everywhere. We will plow main streets first, followed by side roads. Thank you for your patience. Bonnie Therrien, Interim Manager
Stephanie reardon February 09, 2013 at 05:55 PM
Why the rush to go out nothing is open anyway the towns do tbe best they can
Jenn McCulloch February 09, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Great picture S!
Debra Stone February 09, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Kudos to the crews out there. Be safe everyone!
Carrie February 09, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Our town usually does the best job plowing out of all the towns around. I know Public Works is doing the best they can! This was not the usual snowstorm!
Jenn McCulloch February 09, 2013 at 10:10 PM
The crews have certainly been working for a while. Sharon Small posted this announcement encouraging you to "remember how hard your plow guys are working." http://northbranford.patch.com/announcements/dont-forget-how-hard-your-plow-guys-are-working-c2a8f6ff
Jackie Lynn Sicilian February 09, 2013 at 11:53 PM
I need to know if County road off rt 80 will be plowed, I have to pick up my son from Bradley airport tomorrow morning he is coming in from Pittsburgh after visiting his new university, he has to make it to the Regional track meet for NB to win the 4x4 relay!! please let me know!
Jill Bender February 10, 2013 at 01:26 AM
ihave lived in north branford for 31 years and have always been impressed on our snow plowing, i am not involved with any political party, i am just an average citizen or north branford, i grew up in branford, but i am happy to call north branford my home town please don't be so negative
Stetson Bray February 10, 2013 at 08:26 AM
We do live in a wonderful town with thoughtful,kind and caring people.Our town crew work very hard maintaining our roads and have always done a superb job with road maintenance.Now is the time to be there for each other.Saturday was spent attempting to start the clean up.There is still more to do as we all of know .My husband and son opened up so some of Whitewood lane to access Rt 80. This was a one-way passage and carefully went down to see how our family buisness made out.Thank God our friends came by as our truck plow could not have plowed all the snow in the parking lot to access getting into the store.The cleanup will take days.Be safe and lend a hand if possible,even a phonecall to a neighbor to see how they are managing is a nice gesture.God Bless to all.Skip,Debbie and Stetson Bray
chris graham February 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM
not antime soon
chris graham February 10, 2013 at 11:36 AM
for what they get for taxes in this town,,they could do better
Jackie Sicilian February 10, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Thank you for some info from out there ! I dont know what's going to happen, if he comes into the hartford airport , how will he make it home from there ?? Keep posting road updates, I feel so isolated up here on feather lane off west st & county rd !! Thank you & be safe.

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