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Hindsight on the Cleanup Effort in Stratford

Stratford resident offers thanks to all who are helping Stratford dig out after the historic blizzard.

By Janice Lewis

I was thrilled yesterday when I saw a payloader coming down my street. It was followed by a plow.

I know, I know, people are envious. However, I then witnessed a significant reason why more streets weren't being cleared faster.

The payloader and plow were meeting a firetruck and EMT vehicles at my corner to help respond to a 911 emergency. There was so much snow, that the emergency vehicles could not get to the home of the person in distress.

There was so much snow that the plow could not clear a path. The payloader was needed. And, eventually, the person in distress was evacuated by the payloader and up the street to awaiting emergency responders. The entire event lasted about 45 minutes and tied up two snow removal machines. But it was the right thing to do.

I'm sure that this is just one of many stories that will emerge from Nemo, but I thought I would share it, and offer my thanks to all who are helping Stratford, and her citizens, survive these harrowing times.

[To submit a letter to the editor, email Stratford Patch editor Jason Bagley at jason.bagley@patch.com.]

steve tobey February 11, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Great job Stratford
Not so common sense February 11, 2013 at 05:54 PM
the town owns a few payloaders and has h u n d r e d s of streets regular plows couldnt keep up. quitcherbitchen
stick lee February 12, 2013 at 12:52 AM
A week after having hernia surgery u shouldnt be out shoveling snow, that was only ONE b.s. call first responders and the p.w. responded to. Pure stupidity....thin the hurd. Plow my road

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