Storm Cleanup Continues in Southbury

Town encouraging residents to submit DPW service requests with storm related issues.

Clean up continues in Southbury days after a massive winter storm dropped over two feet of snow on the region.

The Southbury Department of Public Works (DPW) is continuing to make “good progress on snow removal”, according to First Selectman Ed Edelson. Crews around town have been widening roads and clearing large snow piles at intersections for better visibility and safer travel.

Residents who are still dealing with storm related issues are encouraged to submit a service request form on the town website that is sent to the DPW. After a form is submitted residents are given a request number and can check the status of their request in order to see updates on the efforts undertaken to resolve the problem.

Edelson does remind all residents that town policy is that if a town plow damages a mailbox by hitting it directly with a plow, the town will repair it, but if the mailbox is damaged from the force of the snow being thrown or pushed by the plow, the property owner is responsible.

“This has been the policy for many years,” he said.

Edelson applauded the work done by DPW crews during and after the storm saying they had done a tremendous job and were a major factor in why Southbury may have fared better than many surrounding towns.

Another contributing factor to the speedy cleanup of Southbury was the decision of Southbury residents to heed warnings and stay off town roads.

The Southbury Police commended residents for "really doing what they were asked to do" and staying off the roads, preventing any noteworthy incidents during the storm.

Chad Gatesman February 14, 2013 at 01:50 PM
It's just too bad they destroyed everyone's mailboxes including mine!
Webster February 14, 2013 at 07:38 PM
The Southbury DPW did a terrific job in clearing the roads. Kudos to a great effort ! Those who cry and moan about their mailboxes getting destroyed...oh well. That is the small price to pay for removing two plus feet of snow in such a quick time frame. Guess you just can't win with some people...
Pgmr9 February 16, 2013 at 07:13 PM
someone will always complain about something


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