What Do You Think About Salem's Snow Plowing This Winter?

Give your praise, voice your concern and let the city know what you think about snow plowing this winter.

File photo.
File photo.

The past three weeks have seen one snowstorm after another barrel up the east coast and dump more snow onto the area.

Plowing snow is often a thankless job. There is rarely praise, but there are few things that raise a person’s ire more than snow-covered streets days after a snowstorm has passed.

With us now deep into February and after three weeks of snowstorms, we want to know: How would you rate Salem's snow removal this winter?

How has the city done this winter? What have been your experiences?

Let us know in the comments section below. Give your praise, voice your concern and let the city know what you think about snow plowing this winter.

adrienne February 19, 2014 at 10:39 AM
Derby St. & Essex St. look great in my neighborhood. The side streets connecting the two, not so good. Covered with snow & ice and deep, slippery ruts! I applied my brakes to stop at a Stop sign on Daniels St. & slid right out into oncoming traffic on Essex St. yesterday!
Chris February 19, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Sidewalks suck, might help if the City stopped plowing all the snow from the city owned parking lots onto the sidewalks on Church/Federal streets. The sidewalk on Bridge Street by the train station steps has been slippery all week, but has now been officially renamed the Salem Sliding Center. Steve Langton of Melrose (US 2 man bodsled team brakeman) has tweeted that he'll be using it for training once he returns from Sochi.
That Girl February 19, 2014 at 04:40 PM
I agree about the sidewalks on Bridge Street. I walk that sidewalk every day to get to the train station and even with my metal snow/ice grip covers for the bottom of my shoes it is a terrible walk! The sidewalk in front of the Jefferson apartments is somewhat cleaned but it's never salted or sanded and this morning it was a layer of deceptive snow hiding a hard, icy, and VERY uneven surface. I've been tempted more than once to just walk on the side of the road. Even just sand alone would make a world of difference. I dread my morning commute and I dread the return home even more. I don't know why the clean sidewalk rule isn't being enforced here, especially with that section of Bridge Street being so heavily traveled by foot.
Valentina Burbank February 19, 2014 at 07:22 PM
Main streets are great. They have done a terrific jobs. Some side streets are good. Smaller ones are not. On my street I was afraid to try and drive out of my steep driveway and onto the pure unsanded ice withc ars parked directly across from me. Smaller roads need love too!


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