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Posted on December 15, 2014 at 8:35 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
Well, we knew the snow was coming, but the flurry of phone calls and emails I received on Wednesday about our roads was unprecedented.
Our Town of Webster Highway Department had 19 trucks on the road as soon as the snow started. However, the rate of the snow fall just made it impossible for them to keep up. The Town of Webster has over 406 lane miles of roads to plow including Route 404 and other State and County roads (excluding Route 104).
They plowed all day and in to the night – stopping at midnight so they could get some rest at the highway garage. The trucks were back on the road at 2:30 a.m. to make sure the roads where open for the morning commute. They were able to get the subdivisions open in time for school buses to travel and pick children up to take them to school, and the main roads where as clear of snow as they could be in the freezing temperatures.
Some of the calls I received where just plain rude and without merit. We all need to remember that this is Webster and we live close to two bodies of water which impact our show plowing throughout the season. Our Highway crew clearly sets out to do the best job they can for the Webster residents at this time of the year, but we all have to respect the fact that Mother Nature might make it impossible to give the Webster residents the best possible service that they expect.
This is what happened last Wednesday, and I hope you will join with me in thanking the Highway Department for their outstanding work instead of criticizing the process, and understanding the difficult job they have in keeping our roads open for safe vehicle traffic during the winter months.
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