DPW say no warning on the snowfall was the main reason for a slow response in salting, sanding and plowing.
Mansfield was slow to respond in the surprise snowstorm that came down on Wednesday. Mansfield Department of Public Works director Lee Azinheira said that because there was no snow expected response has been slow. “If the weathermen would give us better info we would be better prepared,” he said. “The response was not quick for that reason." He went on to say that contractors had no drivers readily available as well, further hindering plowing and sanding efforts. “We weren’t supposed to get snow in Mansfield and the contractors were not ready,” he said. Azinheira also said that key roads in Mansfield, like Route 140 and Route 106, were covered first before other areas.