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All Roads in Wakefield Open, Passable Since Sunday Morning

Thanks to Wakefield DPW Director Richard Stinson for providing us with an update on town snow removal work.

All roads in Wakefield have been open and passable since Sunday morning, reported town DPW Director Richard Stinson in an email to this website

According to Stinson, town personnel and contractors began working at 7 a.m. Friday on storm preparation and the majority reportedly worked until 5 a.m. Sunday – before going back for another shift at 8 p.m. that same night.

“DPW staff and contractors did an outstanding job on very little rest,” Stinson told Wakefield Patch. “I cannot speak highly enough of the energy of this dedicated group. At times during the storm they could not see two feet in front of the vehicle or keep up with the amount of snow that was falling. They worked with very little rest so that we would not lose any streets in town.”

Stinson also thanked town residents who took the time who shovel out catch basins and fire hydrants – and also those who complied with the driving and parking bans, which he said made the snow removal a little easier.

The town reportedly received 27 inches of snow, which fell from 1 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Saturday, said Stinson. He reported that a handful of vehicles had broken down during the storm, including two town pickups, a small town sander, a couple of contractor vehicles, and a van used for hauling snow equipment to facilities.

Looking ahead to the rest of the week, Stinson reported that his department will focus on sidewalks and corners, with some additional snow removal for the rest of Monday into Wednesday. Major snow removal planned for Thursday is now also reportedly set for Wednesday.

Those experiencing snow-related issues in town should report them at 781-246-6314.

Stinson also reminded resident to try to avoid parking along roads and to be extra careful going around corners at intersections.

Paul Mozell February 13, 2013 at 01:09 AM
The DPW and the School Dept. have done a great job of communicating with the town via phone and email. Our streets look great!

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