What The Plow Operator Sees

plow pic 10thPHOTO – DPW’S VIEW: If you’ve wondered why some streets have not yet been cleaned, and why some streets were skipped, this photo may explain some of it. The photo, taken by a Public Works plow operator during the night, shows a vehicle parked across 10th Street, causing the plow operator to turn around and head to the next street.

It may be a better idea to wait for the streets to be properly plowed before attempting to drive. TLS-HB.

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28 COMMENTS

  1. I did not stop laughing for 10 minutes after seeing this picture. Did this driver REALLY think he could drive with the amount of snow on the ground? Oh wait, he has an SUV..ooooooooo those can drive through anything, NOT.. oh wait, he is an EXCELLENT driver, he can do anything right? NOT!

  2. I am appalled by the arrogance that is coming from the DPW. People waited patiently with their cars in driveways for 3 days and no plows showed up. Even the busy thoroughfares only got one measly snowy lane for two way traffic. What do you think people should do? Wait forever and believe that the plows will show up? There are people who have things to do and after staying put for 2 days got very frustrated and did dare to venture out. For some reason they are now being vilified for that.

    Is there anyone who can answer the six million dollar question, why on earth have there been numerous plow trucks roaming the streets throughout Mon and Tues with their plows up?

  3. To numbers two and four, lay off the pipe please. You could not be more wrong, as an emergency worker, I worked during all three days of this fiasco and I couldn’t believe what FOOLS actually live in this town. On MULTIPLE occasions, there were cars parked on the road covered in snow with driveways empty. Even after the storm, residents are too LAZY to shovel out their cars to put it in cleared driveways. Where is the common sense, oh wait, I forgot some have none. I drove through about four surrounding towns, and by far, Lakewood residents were the absolute WORST!

  4. The last person to blame is the actual drivers / operators. They work in this nasty weather for hours at a time, sometimes even putting in over 20 hours at a time.
    So if you see a dew employee maybe offer him some coffee or snack and say thanks.

  5. Stop blaming the residents?? If you get your car stuck in the middle of a road MOVE IT. How selfish. Start digging it out or call a tow truck. If this was my neighbor’s van that kept the entire road from being plowed I’d be very upset with them- we’re all in this together and he just made it worse.

    The plow driver should have a tow truck following him to remove cars that are left like this, at the owner’s expense.

  6. I can’t wait till they get to West Kennedy…Cars parked all over just like the one in the picture! ALL of those cars should be ticketed and TOWED!

  7. The dpw should stop with the excuses! If that maybe an isolated case preventing plowing, there is alot of streets with no cars on the road that were not plowed!

    And also remember if the streets would have been plowed and salted right away, we wouldn’t have cars getting stuck in the middle road a few days AFTER the storm

  8. To Comon Sence: Your comment was quite sensible and actually was put in. For your information, ALL comments await moderation before they are included (including this one). From a fellow commenter.

  9. plow truck should have run over it, had NO business being there let alone driving in this mess, just because people have an SUV don’t think for one minute that you too can’t get stuck. And for all the complainers do what I and everyone else did, put warm clothes on and DUG myself out, or here’s a novel concept get the kids out there and shovel you’ll be clear in no time.

  10. EVEN IF 90 PERCENT OF THE RESIDENTS PLACED THERE CARS IN DRIVEWAYS OFF THE STREETS.ALL IT TAKE IS 1 OR 2 CARS STUCK IN THE STREETS TO MAKE IT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO PLOW.

  11. # 16
    sorry you are wrong 90 percent is more than you could ever expect.Thge reason it got stuck was because it wasnt plowed for 3 days.Stop blaming the residents and looking for excuses.its time for a new direction at the dpw.they are incompatent.

  12. In my development there was not one car on the street we made sure everyone was in a driveway we didnt get plowed until tues night 9pm please explain dont shift the blame !

  13. For some odd reason, this storm caused everyone to drop the ball (albeit a week early). NYC is in terrible shape, as well as most of NJ. The northeast is just not ready for the “perfect storm” yet. I wonder is Boston had these issues. It’s pretty bad all over, and Lakewood weathered pretty well considering. Hey, we even got garbage pickup today. I guess the garbage trucks could get around after all.

  14. DPW–slow, irresponsible, unprerpared, uncaring, inconsiderate…. Do I need to go further? Driver of truck, you should know better than to try drive in such conditions. THIS IS LAKEWOOD BUDDY!!!

  15. so how does this work? the twnsp tried to plow but they didnt and what happens if i try to pay taxes and i didnt? it is very nice that they have a whole list of excuses , plow broke big storm,parked cars,we dont pay enough taxes,school bussing etc and i understand ther r better and worse towns bottom line they dont accept excuses from us(police,insp,all gov in general ) why should we accept from them

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