It is interesting to see that the kind folks of Fairfield believe that because they pay taxes in the town that three feet of snow should magically disappear within a couple of hours. I noticed several things during this storm. 1. Trucks were plowing everywhere they could. 2. Even though folks were told to stay home so that plows can work and emergency services could do their job, a lot of you were out roaming around and making a mess of things for them. Some people shouldn't be driving in the snow period. I was hit by a woman who was chatting on her cell phone while she lost control of her vehicle and thrown 6 feet into a snow bank. She kept going. I am still black and blue. 3. Many parts of Fairfield have cars parked on the street, this makes it harder to plow.
If you want the plow guys to do their job, show a little patience. Major snow storms take a while to clean up. There are a lot of factors involved. When a plow is running for a while, it needs to stop for a while and idle to cool down the motor and transmission. Coolant needs to go through those moving parts or the truck will burn out. The men need to also take a break, they have been working night and day with very little rest while you are sitting on your couch with your feet up. Major amounts of snow need to be strategically placed so it can be picked up by pay loaders and trucked off to places like Lake Mohegan. You can't just plow it to the corner and leave it there. Many corners have fire hydrants which need to be visible in case of an emergency.
According to todays Minuteman, we had more snow than any other town in Fairfield County. More than Westport, Norwalk and everywhere else. Instead of moaning about the snow removal, get some hot chocolate and stay home with your family. You really don't need to be in a hurry all the time. It is not good for you and besides. What was open during the storm anyway. Everything was closed. View Comment
You folks really need to come to reality. The drivers worked and plowed as much as they could with the amount of snow that fell. Trucks need to cool down and people need to rest. You act as if there is a magic vacuum cleaner that will automatically suck up 3 feet of snow covering an entire town and that you can run out to Starbucks within minutes.
Try offering some of these guys a cup of coffee. Thank them for all of their hard work or move to Florida. Honestly. Stupidity is epidemic. View Comment
As to your concern "Matter of fact, I was going down Bronson Rd where there was 3-4" of snow on the road and there was a plow coming the opposite direction w/ his blade up? Really? How exactly does that remove snow. Fairly shocking."
If a truck has been plowing for a while, the driver needs to cool the transmission. This is done by lifting the plow and and putting less stress on the transmission. He was most likely doing this to save the truck from over heating. Coolant needs to flow through the transmission to keep it cool. Nothing shocking. View Comment