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Snow Removal: How did Babylon do?

Unlike other areas of Long Island, local schools were able to open today. But are you satisfied?

The first Nor’easter of 2013 delivered as expected, dumping two feet of snow in Deer Park and North Babylon.

Unlike elsewhere in Suffolk County, schools here were able to open as scheduled.

Town plows rolled through main roadways and most secondary streets have also been plowed multiple times.

Some readers, however, remained frustrated as their street wasn't cleared until well into the weekend. They shared their locations on Facebook.

Also, please note, Town of Babylon officials said that residents should call Public Safety at 631-422-7600 if a plow hasn't reached their residential road.

Our question: How were the roads this morning? Are you satisfied with how Babylon officials cleared the streets this weekend? Let us know in comments.

Marilyn E. Mangan February 11, 2013 at 05:07 PM
I wish they would salt the roads. It might have hastened the melting process when it was so warm yesterday. This morning the roads were brutal. So bumpy and dangerous.
Maria February 11, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Nightmare on LI AVE, from Commack Rd, to LIRR. Never seen it that bad in 20+ yrs. Trucks and cars were stuck. Did not appear to be plowed at all, but if it was, very poorly. PLEASE SALT AND SAND THAT ROAD TODAY, so tonight's return will not be dangerous in the dark.
Maria February 11, 2013 at 05:47 PM
Nightmare on LI AVE, from Commack Rd, to DEER PARK LIRR STATION. Never seen it that bad in 20+ yrs. Trucks and cars were stuck. Did not appear to be plowed at all, but if it was, very poorly. PLEASE SALT AND SAND THAT ROAD TODAY, so tonight's return will not be dangerous in the dark.
Bridgette Kistinger February 11, 2013 at 06:14 PM
OMG! Long Island Avenue was a DISASTER! From Deer Park avenue to the train station. At one point there a police officer on Commack Rd and LI Avenue not letting anyone pass. Sooo bad.
Ryan Bonner (Editor) February 11, 2013 at 06:34 PM
http://deerpark-northbabylon.patch.com/articles/town-plowing-operation-now-focused-on-trouble-spots
Brian B February 11, 2013 at 06:48 PM
LIA was in very bad condition, no plowing done, major ice build-up. Like driving over boulders.. Where's the plows?
Allison February 11, 2013 at 09:21 PM
LIA was such a mess! I attempted to go to work a little later than usual and boy was that a mistake. Cops had it shut down so I tried to go around Grand Blvd and the traffic was a nightmare! The roads were all ice - no plowing at all. After an hour and half of trying to get to the train (I live 6 minutes away) I finally turned around and went home. I hope they cleaned it up by now so tomorrow will be better. Anyone know how the D.P. train station parking lot is?
James R. White February 12, 2013 at 02:20 AM
The plowing in N. Babylon was a complete joke. Some roads they went down one time, straight down the middle making double work for residents and dangerous navigation. Other roads (Like Commack Road) were completely untouched. It's insulting. Coincidentally I got my property tax info from the town of Babylon today. Amazing how much we pay for substandard and at times non-existent services.
Freddy G. February 13, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Not in my area. Town administration and those DPW guys get an A+ for a job well done. Snow was cleared down to the black top the day after the storm. It was the residents that created problems by throwing snow back into the street, once again clogging it w/snow which eventually turned to ice. All gone now though. Also if the plow goes down a street one side at a time residents become infuriated because snow is dumped in front of their driveways after they bust a gut to move it. To go down the center of the street leaves less snow and makes it easier to clean the front of the drive way. There is no way of making everybody happy. I think we got our moneys worth this time.

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