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What Do You Think About Foxborough’s Snow Plowing This Winter?

Give your praise, voice your concern and let the town know what you think about snow plowing this winter.

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

The past three weeks have seen one snowstorm after another barrel up the east coast and dump more snow onto the area.

Plowing snow is often a thankless job. There is rarely praise, but there are few things that raise a person’s ire more than snow-covered streets days after a snowstorm has passed.

With us now deep into February and after three weeks of snowstorms, we want to know: How would you rate Foxborough's snow removal this winter?

How has the town done this winter? What have been your experiences? Where are the areas in town that may still need work?

Let us know in the comments section below. Give your praise, voice your concern and let the town know what you think about snow plowing this winter.

Linda McCoy February 20, 2014 at 08:50 AM
For the most part it's good. My concern is that I see 2 and 3 private plows come by, 2 with their plows up. They will return 3 times within an hour. Last 1 or 2 still with plows up. Are they just recording miles? The road is still very icy.
Deborah A Stewart February 20, 2014 at 09:00 AM
WELL LETS JUST SAY LOOK AT MANSFIELD! FEW POWER OUTAGES, AND NOW THEY HAVE A NEW PROGRAM USING SALT BRINE. WHAT THEY HELL ARE WE PAYING ALL THIS MONEY IN TAXES FOR, MEALS TAX MONEY GOING TO ROADS AND WE ARE NOT UP ON THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP OUR ROADS SAFE. MIND BLOWING.
Dennis Naughton February 20, 2014 at 09:22 AM
I would like to see town officials in charge of plowing explain to the people how the plowing is structured and planned. What does a contract with a private contractor look like? What is the accountability mechanism so that the town is assured its moneys worth? What is the basis for payment? Hours? Miles? Flat rate? Who pays for the contractors' gas? I think that providing information like this to the people would go a long way toward reducing suspicion that contractors are playing the system. As to the condition of the roads---On my side of town, Beach Street has never looked worse. The same is true of the side streets that run off it. Everett Lane has a deep cover of ice -- now slush-- that should be removed in the up-coming 3-day warm spell. This covering of ice is something new. Is Foxborough suffering from a shortage of salt like some other towns?
Ryan S February 20, 2014 at 09:22 AM
Our streets are horrible. Big difference where our town ends and the neighboring towns start.
Bethany McCloy February 20, 2014 at 09:37 AM
I live on the end of a cul de sac and I don't think the plowing has ever been worse. When the street gets plowed, they shove everything into my lot, which I am used, but now with the abundance of snow and my lot full, they have left the snow piled up in the street. Also, they continue to completely bury the fire hydrant that sits on the cul de sac. Now with the snow in the street, if ever there were an emergency, the fire trucks would have no where to park and a difficult time getting to the hydrant.
fb43fiu February 20, 2014 at 11:02 AM
From Hawkeye. Do not contract pick up trucks to plow our streets. They are unable to maintain the width of our streets because they are not heavy enough to keep our streets wide enough for normal passage. Only town plows are heavy enough to perform adequate service on our streets. Contracted pick up trucks for plowing our streets is a waste of taxpayer money.
Richard Sergei February 20, 2014 at 05:22 PM
I've lived in Foxboro for over 25 years. This is the worst I have seen the streets. They do not go down to the pavement and leave ruts along the streets. I used to tell people that the town works did a great job. This year is far from it.
J Lawrence February 21, 2014 at 06:31 AM
If you are that concerned the the fire hydrant is buried because of plowing, than why not call the HWY Dept., or better yet take a shovel and remove the snow.

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