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Mayor: Village Crews Continuing to Clear Snow, Making Roads 'Passable'

Note from Mayor Margot Garant on the state of the village of Port Jefferson's continuing recovery from the blizzard.

Village crews worked throughout the night and have minimally opened up each road in the village so they are "passable." They continue to work with emergency and power outage streets as the priority.

Payloaders were used to remove snow from major intersections and roadway blockages and are now continuing their work in the parking lots. The sidewalk contractor is back today and continues to work on snow removal from sidewalks.

This has been a major blizzard dumping record levels of wet snow in record time. Mobilization efforts went into effect immediately, but the amount of snow and the pace at which it came down was very difficult to manage.

We ask all residents to please be patient, check on your neighbors and senior citizen friends. Please stay home if possible so we can ensure the safety of our Village and continue our work. Village Center and skating are closed today. All Village facilities will be open tomorrow.

For emergencies, please call code at (631) 774-0066 and highway continues to dispatch calls today until 4 p.m. after which the entire crew will be going home to get a proper rest.

Mayor Garant

Rick February 11, 2013 at 02:24 AM
Don't know, but the use of contractors/consultants is pretty widespread in industry where special skills and/or peak labor need arises. Good supervision helps a lot, of course.
Mels Ditties February 11, 2013 at 02:49 AM
Rick...I have no problem with the use of contractors to do the job..it increases the workforce only when you need them & can save $$...I DO, however, have a problem with contractors who don't do the job, OR, do a lousy job...What I have on my hands now is snow that is hard as a rock and virtually impossible to shovel....
Annie Gurl February 11, 2013 at 03:07 AM
Any idea if this has been plowed YET?
Rick February 11, 2013 at 03:12 AM
It would make sense to bring your complaint to the next village meeting and ask questions about why the work wasn't performed satisfactorily. There may be some simple, understandable reason, or not. But you won't know until and unless you ask.
Mels Ditties February 11, 2013 at 03:22 AM
UPDATE: they did come thru early evening and made a one, one & a half person path...

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