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Snow removal concern

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by Azsweepay, Dec 9, 2002.

  1. Azsweepay

    Azsweepay New Member

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    After seeing how snow was removed I have some concerns about the job being done. I have been in various areas of Loudoun and Fairfax county and have to say that our roads are one of the worst. And I am not talking about the side streets, I am talking about Claiborne Parkway! Long after other roads were clear and drying, Claiborne still was covered in snow and ice. Maybe I am expecting too much but I would think that the main roads could be cleaned better than that.
     
  2. SpongeBob

    SpongeBob New Member

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    I concur. Claiborne (as well as the side streets) two days after the snow were still packed with ice and snow. Crossing under the Greenway on Claiborne into Ashburn Farm, Claiborne was completely cleared. Whomever has the contract for snow removal in Broadlands is not serving the interests of the residents.
     
  3. sonnguyen

    sonnguyen New Member

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    I'll agree, too, that Claiborne Parkway was a mess long after things were all cleared up elsewhere. There were sections here and there that were especially bad--like at the intersection with Waxpool Road. Over the weekend we were coming home (heading south on Claiborne) and we were driving on mostly dry roads until right before the intersection where it was all ice. I had the ABS fired up for a good 15-20 feet or so and I was looking both ways to see if it was clear enough so we could just fly through if necessary. Luckily, we stopped in time. It was just a bad place to be icy when everything else was mostly dry at the time. The spottiness of the cleanup makes the slippery spots hit-or-miss and that's real dangerous.
     
  4. SK8R

    SK8R On the Clover Meadow

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    I thought the roads were okay. I observed many drivers
    in Broadlands going WAY over safe speeds, as if this was a summer
    day in the park.
    My greatest concern and request would be that the road crew push the snow from the streets to areas other than the crosswalks.
    Clearing the sidewalks and creating a safe path for walkers (and especially kids that needed to walk to the school bus stop) was nearly impossible with the huge 5' mountain at the crosswalk created by the plows!
    I saw many people out walking in the streets (because the side walks were not cleared by homeowners) only to be splashed with slush by speeding cars.
    I cleared my huge expanse of sidewalk but the mountain at my crosswalk required a pick ax and a flat head shovel.
     

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