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Will someone admit that Madison sucks at snow removal?

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Re: Will someone admit that Madison sucks at snow removal?

Postby rabble » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:52 am

I think we had a plow go down the middle of our street early last night because there's sort of a ridge of snow all the way down the street.

Or maybe it's an odd shaped drift.

We got two emails that said they were plowing. So there's that.
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Re: Will someone admit that Madison sucks at snow removal?

Postby rrnate » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:42 pm

Gah - still absolutely no plowing on my street yet at all. It's un-fucking-believable.
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Re: Will someone admit that Madison sucks at snow removal?

Postby barney » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:49 pm

Where did this 3" edict come from? Do other minor metro areas have these limits?

It just shouldn't be this difficult. I wonder if there is some hotshot grad student in Civil Engineering at UW who wants to try to tackle this problem for us. Clearly, our elected officials are at a loss. (Wasn't this a big reason why Chisel-which got ousted in the first place? Paul isn't fairing much better, imho.)
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Re: Will someone admit that Madison sucks at snow removal?

Postby jman111 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:56 pm

I really think poor forecasting is more to blame this time.
It seems that we got more dumped on us than anyone had expected.
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Re: Will someone admit that Madison sucks at snow removal?

Postby O.J. » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:06 pm

rrnate wrote:Gah - still absolutely no plowing on my street yet at all. It's un-fucking-believable.


Looks like you'll have to wait until the snow stops.

The city plans to begin plowing residential streets using contractors as soon as the snow stops.
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Re: Will someone admit that Madison sucks at snow removal?

Postby jjoyce » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:32 pm

rrnate wrote:Gah - still absolutely no plowing on my street yet at all.


My street was barely passable this morning and I almost didn't make it. Luckily, I'm an excellent driver.
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Re: Will someone admit that Madison sucks at snow removal?

Postby O.J. » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:40 pm

jjoyce wrote:
rrnate wrote:Gah - still absolutely no plowing on my street yet at all.


My street was barely passable this morning and I almost didn't make it. Luckily, I'm an excellent driver.


Footage.
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Re: Will someone admit that Madison sucks at snow removal?

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:40 pm

O.J. wrote:Looks like you'll have to wait until the snow stops.
So... tomorrow or the next day, then?

Seriously, snow -- Just. Fucking. Stop.

Yeesh.
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Re: Will someone admit that Madison sucks at snow removal?

Postby rrnate » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:23 pm

jjoyce wrote:
rrnate wrote:Gah - still absolutely no plowing on my street yet at all.


My street was barely passable this morning and I almost didn't make it. Luckily, I'm an excellent driver.


I feel like I'm a pretty decent snow driver, but this Honda Civic I now drive does not climb very well. However, when the neighbor down the street couldn't get up our street with his giant diesel pickup, my credentials as a man were restored.

City plowed my street at like, 2:30 PM. Silver lining - Mr. Plow took the time to make sure he didn't snow-ridge anyone's driveway.
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Re: Will someone admit that Madison sucks at snow removal?

Postby snoqueen » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:40 pm

My street hasn't been plowed yet, but with the warm afternoon the snow got mashed down to where nobody could get stuck. Unfortunately if we have colder weather the next few days (and it seems we will) we'll be back to frozen ruts again. Funny to think just a few days ago everyone had their bikes out.

Edit: 7:40 pm, they just did the first pass. No complaints, we're very low priority.
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Re: Will someone admit that Madison sucks at snow removal?

Postby mifflander » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:01 pm

It looks like the city is gonna do a second day of snow emergency. So all you downtown street parkers, get over to the odd side of the street while there are still spots.
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