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Slow going for plows in East Providence

By   /   February 9, 2013  /   2 Comments

EAST PROVIDENCE — Nor’easter Nemo has proven to be quite the disruptive force as the winter storm dropped a couple of feet of snow in the area and made for some long, cold nights for many East Bay area residents, including here in East Providence.

A private contractor plows a street in East Providence Saturday night, Feb. 9.

Mike Rego

A private contractor plows a street in East Providence Saturday night, Feb. 9.

Keeping up with the plowing of side streets has been a struggle for the city Public Works Department. Several neighborhoods hadn’t seen a plow for most of Saturday as both DPW workers and private contractors attempted to dig East Providence out.

City Emergency Management Agency Director Wayne Barnes has been fielding concerns about lack of plowing on the department’s Facebook page. The Post continues to attempt to contact city officials for a comment or update on the status of plowing.

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  1. kyle c says:

    It would be nice if we actually had a City Manager that cared about the city but he was no where to be found before,during and after the storm. Providence,Barrington, and Pawtucket had there Mayors and Safety Department Heads with all hands on deck. East Providence had a city manager that seems to left town before the storm sounds alot like the secret of moving to Cape Island. He doesn’t care about this city get rid of him.

  2. kyle c says:

    This City Manager should be fired if he thinks this storm was managed well. This guy doesn’t care about this city. members of this City Council open your eyes this guy only has his pocket as his best interest not our City!!!

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