An “06880” reader wants to know what’s open. If you own, work at or know a business, organization or service — a bank? store? restaurant? the post office? — with its parking lot plowed and lights on, please click “Comments” below.
I just got a note from my private snowplowing contractor who was told by the police department that he is not allowed on the roads to plow due to the ban set forth by the governor.
Is that right? So if the ban is not lifted until tomorrow afternoon then we will not see a plow for a long time! How does this help the state to get back on track from the storm? Have you heard of this?
I had not. But Governor Malloy’s ban — in effect now until further notice — includes all vehicles “except emergency response and recovery vehicles with the capacity to maneuver in heavy snow.”
So plows do appear banned — both private and public. On the one hand, with snow predicted to fall at the rate of several inches an hour, their initial work would be covered up quickly.
On the other hand, if they have to wait until it’s over to plow 2 feet or more, that will be pretty tough to do.
And on the 3rd hand (!), this is a long-lasting storm. So maybe it’s best that our hard-working, seldom-appreciated plow guys get some rest while they can.
This storm a few years ago was a piece of cake for Westport’s plow guys. (Photo/Luke Hammerman for Inklings)
Alert “06880” reader Ed Paul headed to Trader Joe’s late today.
The pickings were slim.
Ed says, “it seems that everyone in town will be making omelettes, baking cakes and eating bread over the next few days. Thankfully, there’s still a little milk left to wash down the rest of the food.”
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