What Grade Would You Give Mansfield for Plowing the Streets?

Mansfield residents, how well did the town handle the snowstorm?

Is your street clear? Are you still buried? Is your mailbox still standing?

On Friday and Saturday, Mansfield experienced a snow storm it will not soon forget. Several residents took to Facebook to talk about the plowing.

Yesterday, we asked how Mansfield residents what grade they would give the town for plowing the streets. Many admitted while there was still a lot of snow on the roads, they were appreciative of the fact that many of the plows were working as hard as they could to remove the snow. Here's what a few residents had to say:

Maureen Driscoll: I think it is unfair to grade the roads at this point. We got a huge amount of snow in a very short time. Clearing all the roads down to a grade level at this point is shortsighted. We have roads we can navigate at this point & that is good. We sit in our warm houses and pass judgement on those who have worked so hard the past 48 plus hours. We need to lighten up & count our blessings.
Kara Souza Colby: A+! All the town employees have been working round the clock! They have endured broken down equipment, no sleep, little food, white out conditions, and lots and lots of coffee!!! They are doing the best they can! It's easy for us to judge while sitting in our warm houses staring out the windows.
Stephanie Groves Znoj: They are working hard and I feel for those plowing and utilities workers but I was on 106, east, west, and school. They were horrible. I would give the roads a D, the workers an A. i know it can't be easy being a worker or the family of those out there around the clock.
Chris Split: These guys have been working and under tough conditions. The town looks better than it did in '78 for the same type of storm. Why ask for a grade when they are doing their best?

As the piles of snow remain, we want to know how you feel about the town's response (or state's) to yesterday's major snowstorm. Does the snow removal effort deserve a grade or do you agree with some of the Facebook comments that a grade is unnecessary?

Tell us what you think below in the comments section.

RuKiddingMe February 11, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Give them an A. People don't realize that Mansfield has 127 miles of roadway. I know how much it took to do my walk and small driveway. 127 miles is about 670,000 feet of road. Sure is a lot of driveways. People need to learn to be more patient. Good work DPW.
BH February 11, 2013 at 09:33 PM
D. I live on a back road with a school not far from main roads at all. Didn't get plowed out until Sunday morning. I also see little to no sand or salt treatment.
marbara February 11, 2013 at 11:22 PM
F. I live on Pleasant st which is one over from 106 and connects to Main and it's still a mess on Monday night. Other towns roads aren't like this after snow.
BH February 12, 2013 at 03:24 AM
I thought Asplundh cleared trees... And second of all Andy, you weren't on my road, it was impassable for 2 wheel drive vehicles until Sumday morning at 10 am. I saw and helped many cars who attempted to leave their driveways only to spin their tires, as there was still 8-12 inches of snow ON the street. It's funny that your street and surrounding streets were clear so they did a great job, however if other residents cannot leave their homes due to lack of plowing, they are whining.
Lynn Matthews February 12, 2013 at 05:15 PM
I've lived in Mansfield for almost 30 years and they do a fantastic job of plowing. Give them a big GOLD STAR. My Dad worked for the Dept. of Streets for the city of Buffalo, NY and I know how hard that work is. Sounds like it would be fun being in a warm truck pushing snow around but it is very draining mentally. I remember him saying you have to memorize the layout of the streets so you don't mow down curbing, fire hydrants, etc. Plus he would be gone for days on end. I know we had many a Thanksgiving/Xmas/Easter dinners without him.
Lynn Matthews February 12, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Great job.


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