Town Manager: Most main roads plowed, moving on to secondaries and subdivisions

February 11, 2013

The purpose of this update is to inform the public that we have reached the next challenging step in the clean-up process after Winter Storm Charlotte.

After spending the last 72 hours cutting emergency access lanes through every road and subdivision in town, Town crews have transitioned to widening all routes for traffic safety. We have completed most of the main roads and are now working on secondaries and subdivisions.

In many cases, mailboxes and storm drains remain inaccessible, and it is still difficult in some places for school buses to pass by big cars and trucks. Our initial push for emergency access necessarily left as much as 5-8 feet of unplowed snow on some roadways. The widening process now requires us to push that snow off to the side.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but you should be prepared for two things as we continue:

1. Your driveway will probably get snowed in again as crews continue plowing

2. Because of the wetness of the snow, it will probably be more difficult to clear than it was the first time.

Town staff withe snow and clearing private driveways.  This would take a level of manpower we do not have and add weeks to the rec

It will, therefore, remain the responsibility of individual homeowners to clear their own driveways, and please keep in mind that it may take multiple passes by town plows to widen all roads.

Reminder*** The requirement to clear sidewalks remains suspended until further notice.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Town Manager Garry Brumback

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