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Slick Conditions Lead to Minor Accidents and Traffic Back-Ups

Cars have got stuck on hilly roads including Burpee Road and Greenwood Avenue.

 

Roads are slippery, traffic was backed up around schools earlier and there have been cars getting stuck and some minor accidents this morning.

The roads are slippery under a coating of about an inch and a half of snow, said DPW Director Gino Cresta.

Cars have got stuck on hilly terrain including Greenwood Avenue and Burpee Road.

Fire and police have responded to several minor accidents, according to scanner traffic. 

The fire department went out on calls to Paradise Road, Puritain Road and Buena Vista Street, according to the department.

DPW trucks were out at 7 salting and scraping the roads, the DPW director said.

The director advises drivers to use caution. The roads remain slippery.

Traffic around the schools were backed up earlier but the flow of traffic has opened up since school started, Cresta said.

 

David Arsenault January 16, 2013 at 02:18 PM
Not like the1"-3" wasn't predicted. Salters dispatched before or @ the start of the precip= No ice& less snow. Could had been done@ 1-3pm on 1/15, yesterday or 4:00am today resulting in less or no accidents. Of course the operators may have been inexperienced. Kind of like the flooding, leaving 12" pipes in the ground that seperate 36" pipes is a tottal case of neglect. Here we come 2013 with our http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_4_DGOk4SWI/T3-jjyzDgnI/AAAAAAAAATw/ztvia-jvqVs/s1600/head-up-ass.jpg
Dave Arsenault's Basement January 16, 2013 at 03:42 PM
Am i going to be flooded with snow? how does this work, dave?
David Arsenault January 16, 2013 at 04:49 PM
If you don't know take a test: http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30500000/Free-Idiot-Test-random-30504314-375-325.jpg
Simon January 16, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Actually watched a DPW truck plow water next to a sidewalk curb on a side street and spray people walking their dogs. Poor people and dogs were covered in dirty water, ice and snow and when they yelled, the DPW driver just kept flying along. Who does the town have driving these trucks?
David Arsenault January 16, 2013 at 09:07 PM
Too bad you didn't get the number on the truck. You could had reported it to Gino. Better yet if the victims saw what he looked like they could had gone to the yard at 3:15 and confronted the a-hole.

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