Schools Closed Thursday & Friday; Clean-Up Efforts Continue

Posted by Bob on February 13, 2013 under Daily Blogs | 10 Comments to Read

Borough Public Works crews and private contractors continue to widen roads and remove snow from streets and neighborhoods.

Snow removal will continue tonight (2/13/2013) into the morning (2/14/2013) in Downtown Naugatuck and the Union City Section of Naugatuck.  Beginning at 8:00 PM this evening (2/13/2013), the Whittemore Bridge over Maple Street will be closed until 6:00 AM tomorrow (2/14/2013).  Most of the removal efforts during this time will take place on Maple Street and Church Street in downtown, and on North Main Street in Union City.  Please remove all parked vehicles on and around those streets be by 7:30 PM tonight (2/13/2013).  Travel will be limited in Downtown Naugatuck and Union City during these times.

Naugatuck Schools will be closed on Thursday (2/14/2013) and Friday (2/15/2013).  Borough and Board of Education officials met this morning (2/13/2013) and determined it was in the best interests of our children and public safety to close schools through the remainder of the week until more work can be completed.  While we know many parents and students are eager for schools to reopen, we must ensure maximum safety when it comes to our children.

We understand that people are having difficulty shoveling sidewalks in front of their properties.  Given the unprecedented amount of snow, we are not fining people who fail to do so at this time.  We would appreciate if residents can address their sidewalks by the end of this coming weekend if at all possible.

  • Naugatuck cancels school rest of the week | Citizen's News said,

    [...] “Borough and Board of Education officials met this morning and determined it was in the best interests of our children and public safety to close schools through the remainder of the week until more work can be completed. While we know many parents and students are eager for schools to reopen, we must ensure maximum safety when it comes to our children,” Naugatuck Mayor Robert Mezzo wrote in a blog post announcing the cancelations. [...]

  • Nick Nagurney said,

    Thanks Bob,

    I think you guys are doing a great job. The man who opened up Cliff ST was really on top of it.

    Nick

  • Susan Cagno said,

    I have to say I was pleased to see that they were clearing our road (Morning Dove Road) when I came home from work this afternoon. I am also very pleased with the care being taken by the gentlemen that are clearing the road. I expected to have to shovel our driveway out again after the clearing took place. The men clearing the road are doing an excellent job of not dumping the snow into driveways. For that, our backs and shoulders thank them.

  • Dawn walsh said,

    Thank you so much for opening my road today. I am sorry I was just really upset. Thank s again

  • JB said,

    As far as your sidewalk, how do we shovel 4 feet of snow that the town plows have plowed off the street onto our sidewalks? That is the last of my worries. Go ahead and fine me and see if I pay it Bob.

  • Tina said,

    Thank you to all in town for there work. If we could have contacts or a person to send thank you notes for those who helped and assisted it would be great.

  • Bob said,

    Thanks Nick, Susan, Dawn and Tina. Our Public Works crews and private contractors have done an amazing job under extremely difficult conditions, getting little sleep or family time over many days. I will pass-along your kind words, and I am sure they will be much appreciated after such a trying and stressful week.

    JB: I am sorry that you misinterpreted my post or our previous Code Red message. We realize that the amount of snow is incredible, and we are obviously not planning on issuing fines to property owners who can not shovel their sidewalks this week. We simply asked that property owners make an attempt to shovel their sidewalks sometime over the weekend.

    JB I noticed that you post with different anonymous screen names from the same IP address. I completely respect people’s privacy on my personal blog, so please do not feel you have to conceal your identity even further with multiple, anonymous personalities. We welcome your opinions and completely understand if you would like to express them privately.

  • Karl said,

    I would love to send my thank also to the public works department and private contractors who have worked the long hours to help clean out the city, ,,, I only have one request ,,, when the roads are clear , and the chaos is complete could the bourough either send trucks to the dead end streets and assist if removing some of the mountains of snow that are piled up or at least give us some direction as to where we can cart it ourselves ,so that in the event of more snow, we have places to put the snow. thanks again

  • Bob Mezzo said,

    Hi Karl:

    Hopefully as streets are widened and snow is removed we can have the resources to consider doing so. I will discuss with Public Works later today (2/14/2013). Thanks for your patience.

  • JB said,

    While I often use the same IP, (i’m too lazy to change it), I would never let my real one be seen, but thanks for noticing. Don’t worry, in a couple months this whole snow thing will be over.

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