East Providence residents relay their thoughts on 'Nemo'


EAST PROVIDENCE — Readers of The East Providence Post Facebook page were asked to submit any comments or interesting notes from their experience during Winter Storm Nor'easter Nemo, which rocked the area Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9.

The following is a compilation of submissions:

Denise Hicks Neves: I'm just very upset over the terrible plowing job that was done. When we have 3 or 4 inches of snow, the plow comes down my street at least twice. They came down my street once at 11pm last night and just did the middle.

Dian Birkbeck: I don't have any gripes except for the people that do gripe. I sit hear looking out my window as the plow truck and bucket loader are trying to clear the road. One guy parks his pickup in the road, another guy is stopped in the road clearing all of the snow off his van so the town can plow it up and not him in his driveway. I lived in Conway, N.H. for 32 years and remember a guy up the street from me who was shoveling his driveway out into Rte. 16 and the state was going to fine him for it. I cannot believe how many people come over this way and take the snow off their cars and leave it in the middle of the road.

Roger Marshall: I don't blame the plows .it was the stupid people getting stuck in there way when they were suppose to be off the road....

Denise Hicks Neves: I applaud the lines men who got our power up and running, they did a great Job. There was no one stuck on our street, because no one could get out of their driveways all day. I just wondered why they only came down our street once, which is still a mess. Like I said with much less snow they come down at least twice, not just straight down the middle.

Dian Birkbeck: You should all be glad that these men have worked around the clock with no sleep to get you cleared out and also the line crews who got your power back on. I thought I was going to have to sleep another very cold night in my house but thanks to the crews who worked so hard I will have my nice warm house tonight. Thank You to all the road and line crews for your hard and deserving work, that goes for my brother Mike also who gave up 24 hrs sleep.

Michael Reed: I commend the job done by National Grid & the plowers. This was a hell of a storm and its gonna take awhile to get back to normal. I know there are people still without power & fortunately I was only out for 24 hours, but this is New England so we just have to grin and bear it. The cleanup crews did and continue to do the best job they can do!

Joan Seifert Hofer: I understand that the drivers on the plows must be exhausted but I feel they did not do a very good job in clearing the side roads...they didn't make a lot of them wide enough and two cars can not get past one another very easily...also the intersections are such a mess...they are leaving mounds of snow sticking so far out into the intersection it makes it dangerous as you have to pull practically into it to be sure no one is coming the other way...some of the drivers don't really know how to clear the roadways correctly...it's a shame that the taxpayers of East Providence pay taxes and we get a plowing job done incorrectly...these people need to work in shifts and not be so overtired working to clear the roads as well...

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