Reader-submitted: The DPW Plow left a Mountain of Snow Blocking my Driveway

opinionTo whom it may concern, I live at the end of a block. The street continues on a bit further than my driveway to accommodate being able to back out of the driveway.

Besides the fact that the snow plow usually doesn’t come until the very end of the storm, if I’m lucky, the job is usually horrible.

I have called DPW over the last few years multiple times to respectfully request that when plowing and salting, to go all the way to the end of the block. Not once was this done.

Today, not only did the plow not continue to the end but stopped at my home, leaving a pile of snow blocking my driveway.

The street looks a drunk plowed it, going down the middle once and the sides totally untouched. I made sure there were no cars parked near the curb to accommodate, and I guess it was for naught.

I would have been better off had the plow not come.

Thank you.

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  1. Sad but true the dpw does a great job on qat there used to all new things they do a very poor job on my block we had issues for years with lights even though it says call and well come they come literally years later and put up poor lights

  2. I find this hard to believe plus you don’t even show no pictures and no address. 1 time maybe but you said for years the same problem, I don’t believe it at all. By the second time with this ongoing problem I bet that you are going to call the mayor and problem solved. I know we are not the best out there but we try our best for this town so we deserve some credit, when you guys are sleeping on a warm bed we are working under freezing weather trying to have the town ready for everybody.

  3. There are huge issues with plowing and you have to face reality. I wont give you “credit” while we are warm under our blankets. You haven’t done a good job by daytime either. I wont give sympathy for something you get paid to do.

    You guys failed miserably.

  4. Nobody cares and it falls on deaf ears. Everyone has their own interests and doesn’t care about the general public. Very sad but true. And there’s nothing we can do to change it.

  5. The guys plowing are working very hard. I don’t think it’s fair not to show them appreciation. There’s not enough plows and personnel available to do a super good job everywhere in the time constraints.

    However that doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be a way of issuing complaints and of someone making sure the problems get taken care of.

    But I don’t think the plowers should be criticized.

    If I suddenly had to fold 25 baskets of laundry instead of 4, I might not be able to do them all so perfectly. Just saying …

  6. I live on a short quiet street. It was plowed yesterday and surprisingly today another vehicle came by and re-plowed closer to the curbs.Thank you DPW !

  7. So much negativity! Its a shame that there is only 1/10 compliments vs. complaints. Is this town so much worse then other townships?
    I guess people are attracted to comment about negitvity.

  8. I gave up a long time ago. We live on a culdesac. We put our cars on our lawn so the plows can clear in front of our house and make it easier for them. (I think one year, they cleared for us and it was the county) yesterday, they made one swipe and dumped the excess snow right in front of our mailbox. As they were plowing, my neighbor came out, got in his suv and pulled away and they made three swipes in front of his house – go figure. My husband had to go redig our mailbox out so we could get our mail.

  9. I agree, this town is filled with many questions. They have some much money etc, why cant they use some to train these workers how to plow every block like a mentch. Also do it before the snow is already melting, many days later….

  10. I don’t live in lakewood and I can tell you that this happens in every town. So if you want your block plowed, you will have to shovel a second or third time or more perhaps. Don’t complain we have alternate side parking even when there is lots of snow out. Guess what on those days they come a d plow again and block our driveways. So when I come home from work with all my kids in the car guess what I do? I pull out a shovel from my trun and shovel. this happens every week during snow season. We can’t expect clean streets and not have piles of snow blocking our driveways

  11. We’re out of lakewood also. You all have it so made! Where we live and when snows everyone has to dig each other out and we have zero in snow equipment besides mostly shovels. It was below 70 last week and we froze here in Miami.

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