Alert — and grateful — “06880” reader Hannah DeQuadros writes:
I’ve been thinking about all the snow we received this year, and what a great job the Public Works Department does plowing the streets in Westport. Two recent experiences brought home how fantastic they are.
I was in Norwalk twice after snowfalls. I thought, “these roads are terrible!” Fairly main roads were not as well cleaned as my small one. I wondered if it was my imagination. But both times, once I crossed back into Westport, the roads were in much better condition.
I live at the end of a cul-de-sac. The plows do an excellent job clearing the circle. There isn’t much space though, so a huge pile accumulates on our curb.
It doesn’t bother me. But we received a note from our mail carrier last week that he can’t get to the mailbox without getting out of his vehicle. He asked us to clear the way.
A shovel was useless on the massive, compacted pile of snow and ice. I called Public Works Monday morning, wondering about a solution. I reiterated that the guys do an outstanding job plowing; I just had to contend with the letter carrier.
On Tuesday morning, a plow and backhoe loader came to clear the pile. Problem solved!
While we wait for warmer weather, we should all give big thanks to the guys who work long shifts, in dreadful conditions, keeping our roads clear. They do an outstanding job!