What Do You Think About Chelmsford’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 Chelmsford'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.

Anna Bucciarelli February 20, 2014 at 06:10 AM
A few side streets need help but, overall, not too bad.
lucky February 20, 2014 at 07:13 AM
if you live in north chelmsford the towm waits till last if you live in the section 8 low income housing streets. the streets are still a mess. there was a nice privet plow driver that did a swseep to let the cars go up the street to get home fro work to prevent the getting struck on thbe streets. they pay their rent and auto taxs they should be treated with respect also wel were all inthier shoes and some are. let the town treat every one the same. may god watch over them and keep them safe on the icey roads.
Chelmsford Man February 20, 2014 at 07:28 AM
Very average. You may not see a plow for hours and then one comes down the street. Right after that, a different plow comes down the street and is plowing the same street that does not need it.
myron February 20, 2014 at 09:36 AM
You can always tell during a storm when you hit the Chelmsford line from any surrounding town. I would rate them as adequate...barely. The side streets depend on which private contractor gets your street. Some are really good. Some are really bad and the majority are mediocre.
maular95 February 20, 2014 at 09:39 AM
Willis Drive, 6th Ave, etc around the lake off of Groton Rd could use better plowing - going down the center of the road and not pushing it to either side has made these roads extremely narrow. Very disappointed to see Town plows doing this - makes me wonder how my tax dollars are being spent. Hope emergency vehicles will be able to get down these roads if necessary
Maggie Desmond February 20, 2014 at 10:45 AM
My street is only plowed in the center, it's a two way street and there is only room for one car. The truck that plows my driveway is bigger than the truck that plows the streets. It's a joke the way they plow in Chelmsford. They do a poor job and still get paid for it. "Chelmsford, The Cash Cow" for contractors.
Lisa Saunders February 20, 2014 at 08:42 PM
I live in North Chelmsford. Our street gets plowed, but....We have no sidewalks so the street is never plowed as wide as it should be. The banks at the end of the streets are so big, pulling into traffic can be an adventure. Cottage Row Street is horrible. Folks who leave trailings in the street - either from snow blowing or bad plowing - should be fined. (And that money put back into the snow removal budget.)
Anna Bucciarelli February 21, 2014 at 06:42 AM
I ventured out for the first time yesterday after Tuesday's storm and I have to agree that some roads that should be two-way have become barely passable for just one car. It is frustrating and the corners are so piled high it is dangerous to even attempt to pull out; I cannot understand why they don't raise their plows to push back on the height of these mounds. I fully understand that there is an abundance of snow this year, however .... shouldn't safety be foremost when executing a good plow?
Lisa Saunders February 21, 2014 at 12:50 PM
My bad...Cottage Row St. is ok. Gay St. is a mess from Princeton to Middlesex.


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