How Would You Rate Medford’s Plowing During the Blizzard of 2013?

Are you satisfied or frustrated with how the town handled the area’s 5th largest snowstorm in history? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how the town’s plows handled the more than 2 feet of snow that fell Friday and Saturday.

Medford Patch's Facebook page has lit up since last Saturday with readers who were mostly dissatisfied with plowing in Medford, but we want to open this up to people with opinions any which way.

Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the 5th largest snowstorm in New England history.

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GW February 13, 2013 at 10:54 PM
I agree...am shocked at the number of houses on Lawernce Road and on Forest Street, the police dept should issues tickets to homeowners who don't shovel.
Donna February 14, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Never saw a plow on Brookings Street until 6PM on Saturday. The plow came down the street and couldn't handle all the snow so he picked up his blade and just left all the snow in the middle of the street. Then a few hours later a City of Medford plow came up the street and tried to move the snow pile that was left in the middle of the street by the previous plow - he was unable to move the snow so he put his truck in reverse and back down the street and left - never to see another plow. The residents of the street were left to fend for themselves. Great job City of Medford - NOT!!!
Janis Forde February 14, 2013 at 07:15 PM
I can tell you that a small army of Bobcats invaded Medford Square at midnight Sunday night and beeped incessantly, like frogs in a Southern swamp, until at least 4:00 a.m. Monday. What they actually accomplished I couldn’t say because I still had to walk in the street Monday morning on the way to the bus stop. Ironically, the one Bobcat still at work at 8:00 a.m., a time when many people are headed to work, was NOT making the warming beep.
Kasandra Donato February 15, 2013 at 12:45 AM
9/10. I had to work in Cambridge at 7am Sat. and Sun I took main roads and didn't have a problem at all. I think medford did a fantastic job!
PH February 18, 2013 at 01:39 AM
Butler St was not plowed from 11pm Fri until 1am SUNDAY - NOT OK! We called and were told the plow broke, then that a neighbor put snow in the street resulting in us being last on the list (nobody was outside until 10am Sat and at that time it had been 11 hours since a plow came bye).. CRAP! We were told the city was "trying to get up here" do I have the luxury to "try to pay taxes" NO! I have two neighbors that are 80+ yrs old and 5 that are over 65... when the street was plowed it was one straight sweet! In calling the highway Dept I was told "we only have to plow enough to get a car through" ok well hopefully none of my elderly neighbors need an ambulance during a storm at all... They are lucky we have 5 snow blowers for the dozen houses and all of us "young people" helped our neighbors! Had we sat bye and watched our neighbors shovel the City of Medford may have had less residents! I am beyond appalled!!!


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