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.
A list of damages reported to police during the snowstorm.
The following are locations of downed wires during Saturday’s snowstorm. Callers reported wires down on 824 Maple St., 368 Willow St. 243 Central St., 44 Smith St., 12 Horace St., School Street south of Copeland Street and West Street, 41 Lancashire St., Bellveiw Drive, 540 North Main St., 25 Alden Rd., , 70 Franklin St., 106 Pine St., 10 Judys Ln., the intersection of Pratt and East St., 2 Couch Rd.,53 Tanya St., 155 School St., 337 Franklin St., 368 Willow St., 789 Ware St., 51 Brown Ave.,792 Ware St., 504 Ware St., Pine Street and 175 Tremont St. The following locations are where callers reported downed trees and limbs Full-blown trees and trunks that did not reportedly affect utility lines: 1480 West St. 461 Gilbert St. …