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What Do You Think About Tewksbury’s Snow Plowing This Winter?

Give your praise, voice your concern and let the town know what you think about snow plowing this winter.

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

The past three weeks have seen one snowstorm after another barrel up the east coast and dump more snow onto the area.

Plowing snow is often a thankless job. There is rarely praise, but there are few things that raise a person’s ire more than snow-covered streets days after a snowstorm has passed.

With us now deep into February and after three weeks of snowstorms, we want to know: How would you rate Tewksbury's snow removal this winter?

How has the town done this winter? What have been your experiences? Where are the areas in town that may still need work?

Let us know in the comments section below. Give your praise, voice your concern and let the town know what you think about snow plowing this winter.

Mary February 22, 2014 at 09:12 AM
I have no complaints other then the fact that they leave high mounds at the end of streets, entering other streets. This makes it so dangerous to try and get out of the street you are on. They don't cut them back at all.
Amy February 22, 2014 at 09:14 AM
HORRIBLE!!! The roads for the most art have never been cleared down to pavement, they sand/salt down the middle of a road or just one side. The plows that "take care" of my street always leave 10 feet of street un-plowed on the even side of the road leaving the home owners responsible for doing the towns job. No matter how many times you call the DPW and complain and even show them pictures of the space they are leaving un-plowed, they dont care and they dont do anything to fix it. We take our lives into their hands trying to pull out onto Shawsheen Street because the snow mounds at the corners of the streets are so high and jut out into the roadway. Our children's safety is compromised at the bus stops because of these massive snow piles. Why does Tewksbury always have the worst roads? You can always tell when you cross the town line into Billerica, Wilmington or even Lowell because the roads are finally cleared to pavement.
Jim Wentworth February 22, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Hi Amy, I'd like to understand a little more and see if we can help address your challenges. If you don't mind emailing me at jim.wentworth@emergegroup.com or calling me at (978) 394-4689, I would appreciate it. We are asking a lot of our DPW with very limited resources and I know they care very much about taking care of their fellow residents. I look forward to hearing from you.
Cygarbuff February 22, 2014 at 08:05 PM
I haven't seen asphalt since the last thaw. I can't recall ever seeing salt and sand on our street. Been driving on ice and packed snow for months. My biggest complaint is the width in which they plow. They make one pass down and follow the same path back. I have snow markers up and they don't get within 8 feet of the markers. Which means I don't get mail those days unless I can get home and clear out an area before my mailman comes. We don't usually see a plow until the storm is mostly over and we never see them again for a clean up. Usually they make one appearance. I agree that it is poorly done. I live off of Chandler and agree the banks are high and it's difficult trying to see as we try to exit our street.
woogha February 22, 2014 at 08:36 PM
I live on a tiny street just off the center of town. I think the plow guys in my area do a great job ! My street is so tiny that even in the summer it is almost one lane at a time so the width is the same now. That makes me happy. Plus who ever plows this area is careful not to pack the ends of the drive ways, the snow gets banked at the middle of our yards. Thank you Plow Guy ! Robinson Ave.

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