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Accidents in Derby caused by people throwing driveway snow into street

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Derby’s Public Works is asking people to stop throwing snow into the road because it creates hazards.

Special Message from Department of Public Works

One of the major problems that the City has, except for the amount of snow, is people plowing their driveways into the road and leaving piles in the middle of the road.  We have already had two accidents caused  because of this.  We know there is not that much room to put the snow, but we ask the residents and the plow contractors to stop leaving big piles of snow in the middle of the road.  It is causing hazardous conditions.   Also, residents are also just throwing the snow back into the roads with their snow blowers.  Please blow the snow onto the lawns and not into the roads.   Both of these are illegal and people could be subject to arrest for causing hazardous conditions in the roads.   Thank you!

It’s a big problem for homeowners and towns, where to stick all this snow. In West Haven, plow trucks just left a six-foot-high pile of snow in the middle of one street. And people at the bottom of some hills, tossing snow into the street have effectively shut down some already plowed roads until trucks can return to plow the street again.

Categories: General
Rob Varnon

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9 Responses

  1. derbydopes says:

    why don’t you ftards just cooperate instead of whining about what someone should do for you? why not throw as much snow as you can into your yard and along driveway sides even if it means 5 foot banks along your driveway? the sooner you morons do something for others not just yourself the sooner you can run out for stupid value meals and lotto tickets.

  2. Plow King says:

    The Department of Public Does’nt Works say’s; drink coffee on the side of the road and suck up more overtime, courtesy of the taxpayers.

    Merry Christmas.

  3. ChrisinBpt says:

    The nerve of these plow guys! They should be stopping at each driveway and turning the blade or get out of the truck at each driveway and shovel it by hand. Sure it might take all day to plow one street this way but my heart is bleeding for these residents, what a hardship!

  4. Sadinbpt says:

    Can someone please do a story on the incompetence of bpt
    leaders? Nothing is plowed! Fairfield is almost 100% plowed. Can a reporter find out why the pw employees were sent home??

  5. Sadinbpt says:

    Can someone please do a story on the incompetence of bots leaders? Nothing is plowed! Fairfield is almost 100% plowed. Can a reporter find out why the pw employees were sent home??

  6. Dumpy Derby says:

    Dumpy Derby

  7. pink says:

    I am only returning the fkn snow that the city returned at the end of my g damn driveway blocking me in so F you!

  8. C. Daly says:

    How about the city plows that plow your driveway back in after you’ve just spent an hour shoveling it…I think they could do a better job too! And the city really needs to in force the snow emergency routes and have cars towed that don’t comply…the plows can’t get close enough and it makes much more work for homeowners to clear their driveways!

  9. Uncledave says:

    Accidents are caused by stupid drivers.