Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Many Waltham residents and officials say they are furious with the plowing job in Waltham.
City officials say they are furious about the job private contractor plow crews have done to clear snow from the city's streets, and Mayor Jeannette McCarthy said she plans to “rethink” how the city plows snow. “There is no excuse,” McCarthy told Waltham Patch about the shape private contractor plow crews have left many city streets in days after the storm. "I’m going to rethink how I run the private system. I'm not going to run it the way it's always been run.” "It is my responsibility ultimately," she added. As of Monday, Feb. 11, many Waltham residents said they were still upset about the poor condition of their streets, according to comments left on Waltham Patch’s Facebook page. Streets in surrounding communities, such as Newton, were…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Many city roads were still covered in snow on Sunday.
As Waltham continues to dig out from the storm and residents go back to work, many city streets remained covered in snow on Sunday, Feb. 10. As a result, many Waltham residents are angry and say the city has done an inadequate job of plowing the roads, according to comments on Waltham Patch and its Facebook Page. On Sunday evening, at least parts of Myrtle and Robbins streets were still covered in snow, according to tweets from Waltham residents. Brown Street was still covered as well, as of 7:30 p.m., according to a Brown Street resident. At around 6 p.m., Moody Street was still caked in snow with motorists proceeding slowly down it. Other streets, however, were relatively clear. Main Street was clear, but only spots of blacktop cold …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The storm is long over, but many Waltham streets are still just as snow covered as they were Saturday morning.
Many Waltham streets are still covered with snow, according to Waltham residents who have vented their frustrations on Twitter and Facebook. Waltham Patch readers have emailed and sent photos via Twitter of streets in their neighborhoods saying their roads are in still in roughe shape more than 24 hours after the storm ended. The City of Waltham has been working to clear the streets, but at least one City Councilor, Ken Doucette, hass been taking plowing requests and notifying. Tweet him at @KenDoucette. If your street needs to be plowed, list it in the comments. Photos are helpful also. NOTE: To request your road be plowed, call the Waltham Consildated Public Works Department at 781-314-2855.