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When will my neighborhood be plowed? - wtvr

There are 23 comments on the WTVR story from Jan 31, 2010, titled When will my neighborhood be plowed? - wtvr. In it, WTVR reports that:

Liz Jewitt decided to walk rather than drive four blocks to the grocery store on Sunday, because clearing her car was too much of a hassle.

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va_tazdad

Richmond, VA

#1 Feb 1, 2010
Chesterfield did a good job so far. We shall see how long it takes to get to the rest of the county.
Southside resident

Richmond, VA

#2 Feb 1, 2010
Just wanted to tip my snow hat to VDOT. Even with their horrendous budget cuts ,they are doing a fantastic job compard to city of Richmond.
From Richmond

Stuarts Draft, VA

#3 Feb 1, 2010
VDOT did a much better job on the last snow than this one. Overall, not bad.
not a teahead

Atlanta, GA

#4 Feb 1, 2010
va_tazdad wrote:
Chesterfield did a good job so far. We shall see how long it takes to get to the rest of the county.
Don't wait for gov't trucks to do the job, get your shovel and get to stepping.
INDCRK

Chester, VA

#5 Feb 1, 2010
I got a big one for you......
chocrme

Lawrenceville, GA

#6 Feb 1, 2010
The snow plow has been through our Hanover County neighborhood twice in the Fox Head subdivision. Neither time have the roads been scraped. The first time was Sunday evening when some sand was applied. The second time was around 12:30 today. It isn't safe to drive around our neighborhood with so much snow and ice on the roads. The only paths we have for driving are where other drivers have been. Why isn't VDOT clearing the roads if they are going to drive through? That seems like a waste of time, fuel and manpower.
not a teahead

Atlanta, GA

#7 Feb 1, 2010
chocrme wrote:
The snow plow has been through our Hanover County neighborhood twice in the Fox Head subdivision. Neither time have the roads been scraped. The first time was Sunday evening when some sand was applied. The second time was around 12:30 today. It isn't safe to drive around our neighborhood with so much snow and ice on the roads. The only paths we have for driving are where other drivers have been. Why isn't VDOT clearing the roads if they are going to drive through? That seems like a waste of time, fuel and manpower.
You "teabaggers" ought to be ashamed of wanting gov't to do something for you for free, isn't your "motto" about getting gov't out of your lives and reducing the cost of gov't. I demand that you stick with what you say. All of you in that sub-division should hire private contractors for the immediate problems, and leave the heavier state units to clearing major roads.
The state should not be responsible for sub-divisions, the county gov't should, ask them to fund such work.
Resident - of Richmond

Richmond, VA

#8 Feb 1, 2010
I hate to be like this, but I think the City of Richmond has done a pitiful job clearing roads during this snow. I live near Walmsley & Broad Rock Rd. Walmsley, I thought, was considered a primary road, since it has so much traffic on a daily basis. I haven't been out since the snow until today... the part of Walmsley that I have seen, does not even look like it has been touched by a snow plow. I am use to my neighborhood being one of the last places to be touched... it's a given, but I did not expect to see Walmsley Blvd. to look the way it did.
I saw a gentleman on the news that was interviewed about his opinion on this, and I completely understand his view... he stated that it made him want to move to another county, where they get the roads cleared in a timely manner, where they fix pot-holes in the roads, again... in a timely manner. With all the taxes that are being paid in the City of Richmond, where is all the money going???
It's frustrating, they want to keep raising taxes, or keep taxing cigarette smokers... even our Social Service Department is messed up in the City of Richmond. If I had a choice, I would move to another county, but since I live on a restricted budget, I don't have that luxury. I hear people talking about all the food stamps & help they're getting, and they have jobs! In fact, they AND their spouse have jobs! It's enough to make me sick the way this city is run! People who really need the help can't get it, and those who don't, well, they just lie, get away with it, and get all the benefits they need. I will be so glad when I am able to move away from this city.
I'm guessing it will be next year when the pot-holes get fixed.
rob

Harrisonburg, VA

#9 Feb 1, 2010
I think it is ridiculous that subdivisions and feeder roads were cleared in the suburbs while main streets in the city of Richmond were not even touched. Even important, heavily trafficked streets like Cary, Main and Ellwood. All the clearing that is visible is just because of the cars that have been struggling on these roads all days.
not a teahead

Atlanta, GA

#10 Feb 1, 2010
Resident - of Richmond wrote:
I hate to be like this, but I think the City of Richmond has done a pitiful job clearing roads during this snow. I live near Walmsley & Broad Rock Rd. Walmsley, I thought, was considered a primary road, since it has so much traffic on a daily basis. I haven't been out since the snow until today... the part of Walmsley that I have seen, does not even look like it has been touched by a snow plow. I am use to my neighborhood being one of the last places to be touched... it's a given, but I did not expect to see Walmsley Blvd. to look the way it did.
I saw a gentleman on the news that was interviewed about his opinion on this, and I completely understand his view... he stated that it made him want to move to another county, where they get the roads cleared in a timely manner, where they fix pot-holes in the roads, again... in a timely manner. With all the taxes that are being paid in the City of Richmond, where is all the money going???
It's frustrating, they want to keep raising taxes, or keep taxing cigarette smokers... even our Social Service Department is messed up in the City of Richmond. If I had a choice, I would move to another county, but since I live on a restricted budget, I don't have that luxury. I hear people talking about all the food stamps & help they're getting, and they have jobs! In fact, they AND their spouse have jobs! It's enough to make me sick the way this city is run! People who really need the help can't get it, and those who don't, well, they just lie, get away with it, and get all the benefits they need. I will be so glad when I am able to move away from this city.
I'm guessing it will be next year when the pot-holes get fixed.
Oh you can move alright, the problem is not a lack of money, its your unwillingness in taking the first step. Many have moved with less money than you; thats why chesterfield is burdened with a huge deficit. The reason i say chesterfield; thats the closet county to you. Bite the bullet a little harder, the pain will go away shortly.
CLZ

Kitty Hawk, NC

#11 Feb 1, 2010
i am greatful my street was done early
40-Year City Resident

Highland Springs, VA

#12 Feb 1, 2010
While neighborhood steet conditions are deplorable, it is also a shame that those clearing major roads such as Forest Hill Avenue do not begin in the middle and push snow to the sides leaving turn lanes clear.

The City's performance has been poor, but, in my opinion, it is more a function of being a City and thereby having to fund and do all the road clearing itself. Especially since a large portion of those working in Richmond are State Government employees, it is a shame that some legislation cannot be passed to enable the Commonwealth to absorb some of the snow-clearing expenses - after all the Commonwealth benefits to the extent that clear roads facilitate their employees arriving at work safely and on-time. Being the State Capitol is not necessarily beneficial to Richmond because much of the real-estate is State-owned and therefore not subject to real estate taxes. Nonetheless, the City provides public safety, fire and EMS, utility, and other infrastructure services to the Commonwealth.
va taxpayer

Richmond, VA

#13 Feb 1, 2010
It would be nice too see major roads in the city to be cleared by now (forest hill, main st, semmes) I cant believe that Main St hasnt been touched.
not a teahead

Atlanta, GA

#14 Feb 1, 2010
CLZ wrote:
i am greatful my street was done early
At least one satisfied customer. Bless your heart.
not a teahead

Atlanta, GA

#15 Feb 1, 2010
40-Year City Resident wrote:
While neighborhood steet conditions are deplorable, it is also a shame that those clearing major roads such as Forest Hill Avenue do not begin in the middle and push snow to the sides leaving turn lanes clear.
The City's performance has been poor, but, in my opinion, it is more a function of being a City and thereby having to fund and do all the road clearing itself. Especially since a large portion of those working in Richmond are State Government employees, it is a shame that some legislation cannot be passed to enable the Commonwealth to absorb some of the snow-clearing expenses - after all the Commonwealth benefits to the extent that clear roads facilitate their employees arriving at work safely and on-time. Being the State Capitol is not necessarily beneficial to Richmond because much of the real-estate is State-owned and therefore not subject to real estate taxes. Nonetheless, the City provides public safety, fire and EMS, utility, and other infrastructure services to the Commonwealth.
With a 4 billion dollar deficit looming over the next 4 years, where pray tell will the money come from. The GA is not willing to raise taxes to help the avg. citizen to cope with such. You will be beating a dead horse or dead crows. Blame the reBELicans for short-changing VA and causing more workers to be thrown under the bus. Thanks you guys.
not a teahead

Atlanta, GA

#16 Feb 1, 2010
va taxpayer wrote:
It would be nice too see major roads in the city to be cleared by now (forest hill, main st, semmes) I cant believe that Main St hasnt been touched.
Then get your wallet out and pay more, where do you think the money is coming from to spit shine all the streets in richmond; unless you are a county resident? If thats the case of your domicile then shut up.
Misi Rose

Midlothian, VA

#17 Feb 2, 2010
What about the neighborhood roads? This affects many people, myself included! I wonder when the road will be plowed?! I don't know if I can locate this information somewhere online. I live in Deer Run.
Jeff Kormanec

Woodbridge, VA

#18 Feb 6, 2010
We rarely have been plowed all winter. When we call VDOT, they claim the contactor plow reported in complete. Half the Development calls to tell VDOT that is not true. VDOT does nothing. Even now, The front half of the development was plowered and the VDOT party line is it has been plowed and we will probably not see a plow until tuesday. Somebody is not telling the truth and it is not us folks who cannot even get on the street
smoketree

Johnson City, TN

#19 Feb 8, 2010
This whole thing is shameful. First, teabaggers do not want gov't to do things for nothing. We want them out of our healthcare, banks, car dealers, etc. We pay our taxes for road work, etc.
As for snow removal...being from the north, it is crazy that we miss so much school. That should be the prioity. I hear them say, schools close for the childrens safety. Well, kids are sledding down hills that end in the woods, they are sledding on icy hills, crashing into each other. No one is staying in there homes until school re-opens. People are at Malls, Resturants,(driving all over town) So why can't they get to school. My boys are grown, so I have been through this. All these snow days effect the kids education. They miss so much and believe me, it effects them. This will be the worse report card semister. There are many ways to handle snow in Richmond.
On days like today, you can have it parent drop off. You may not start school on time and parents might be a little late for work, but its for the kids. Drop the first part of the alphabet firts, then the second half of the alphabet. That will help the traffic. All the traffic will help melt the snow. No one is going to get so stuck in the snow, that they will not survive. Kids are in more danger roughhousing in their livingrooms.
well, thats it for now.
Stop the arguing and figure out how to get "our future" into school.
va_tazdad

Midlothian, VA

#20 Feb 8, 2010
smoketree wrote:
This whole thing is shameful. First, teabaggers do not want gov't to do things for nothing. We want them out of our healthcare, banks, car dealers, etc. We pay our taxes for road work, etc.
No one is going to get so stuck in the snow, that they will not survive. Kids are in more danger roughhousing in their livingrooms.
well, thats it for now.
Stop the arguing and figure out how to get "our future" into school.
It all has to do with liability. One bus accident and the county is out millions in law suits.

It is cheaper to let them stay home until the subdivisions are clear than take a chance.

One heavy snow year does not justify investment in snow removal equipment equal to what they have up north.

I was also raised in the north and enjoy only seeing winter only every 7 years, but it is worth it to keep the kids out of school.

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