Snow buries Hanover

Snow buries Hanover

There are 35 comments on the Evening Sun story from Feb 7, 2010, titled Snow buries Hanover. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Erin Smith, of Hanover, skies down North Franklin Street in Hanover Saturday morning.

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bb mom

New Bloomfield, PA

#1 Feb 7, 2010
I understand we got alot of snow but couldn't Hanover plow???? I needed to get to the hospital and pretty much took out the whole bottom of my car and was almost hit 3 times because the roads were horrible. 94 is a major route and you needed 4 wheel drive just to drive over the road. What was the issue with the lack of plowing? Mind you I was in Hanover around 3 pm on Sunday!
get off my lawn

Hanover, PA

#2 Feb 7, 2010
Sorry lady, performing actual public safety might cut into the funds set aside for our retirement fund. We would be happy to write you a ticket for any accidents or improper snow shoveling though. Our motto is "To Observe and Collect".
Hick

Littlestown, PA

#3 Feb 7, 2010
Probably because 94 is Penn-Dot's responsibility, not Hanover. Yes, the sidestreets were in better shape than the major routes...
Pat Wagner

Duncannon, PA

#4 Feb 7, 2010
The snowstorm on our street-had neighbors helping neighbors-which was nice to see in this day and age.It seems it brought people together, which was great!
luckygirl

Shippensburg, PA

#5 Feb 7, 2010
In my township, they spread salt on covered roads with the plow up, while I drive by, slipping and sliding. Why have a plow on the vehicle if you're not going to use it?????
Willie Don

Hanover, PA

#6 Feb 7, 2010
How can the roads in MD be down to the pavement and dry the day after and here in PA the roads are still a mess...Oh I know it is that worthless system of boroughs and townships. What a joke! They do a better job clearing snow in the Mid South than the State of PA could ever do.
Serious Question

Hanover, PA

#7 Feb 8, 2010
Willie Don wrote:
How can the roads in MD be down to the pavement and dry the day after and here in PA the roads are still a mess...Oh I know it is that worthless system of boroughs and townships. What a joke! They do a better job clearing snow in the Mid South than the State of PA could ever do.
What is the difference between PA and MD? I know PA is bigger but you would think PA would have more workers (which I'm sure they do). Why can't PA do just as good of a job as MD? I ALWAYS hear about how MD roads are so much better then PA roads--as in plowing and even in upkeep.
Plower

Hanover, PA

#8 Feb 8, 2010
Its called more plowing and salt ect on the roads and more to the people which you guys in PA don't like to pay.
Reality Check 101

United States

#9 Feb 8, 2010
Willie Don wrote:
How can the roads in MD be down to the pavement and dry the day after and here in PA the roads are still a mess...Oh I know it is that worthless system of boroughs and townships. What a joke! They do a better job clearing snow in the Mid South than the State of PA could ever do.
I agree. I lived in Maryland for 12 years and those roads were well maintained, Meaning well plowed in bad weather, and well kept (not nearly as many pot holes on their roads.) I drove to work this morning, and the roads were CRAP! What I don't understand is why they weren't plowed again yesterday when it was slush on the roads?!?! All that slush refroze and the roads were terrible this morning. And I am referring to Carlisle Street and Frederick Street. I will admit Frederick wasn't to bad But Carlisle was trouble waiting to happen. I think it is funny,... all I keep hearing on the news and radio is about how many workers/trucks were out and how GREAT of a job they did,.... Have these reporters stepped out on these streets?
blah blah blah

United States

#10 Feb 8, 2010
I agree why didn't they plow while it was slush I was almost in an accident the smorning taking my child to school if I wouldve wrecked they wouldve side you shouldn't have been out driving. east middle street was like they didn't even touch it with a plow and that is the main road to the school the kids shouldve had off today someone is going to get hurt driving on thoses roads!
resident

Spring Grove, PA

#11 Feb 8, 2010
........and when they did decide to plow they DUMPED it on all of us. I don't know about the rest of you but my husband shoveled 3 times and they still through more back on our walks, not to mention they took the snow from the road and dumped it on the corner of our walk. So we had about 6 ft of snow we had to shovel out so we could get to our car. I also work at a place that I am responsible for clean up and they plowed all the walks and entrances in. I understand it was a lot of snow, but dumping it on us is just rude and laziness. Most residents only have shovels and yet the ones with plows are the ones shoving the snow on everyone else!!! It's ridiculous!!
hmmmm

Plymouth, MN

#12 Feb 8, 2010
here everyone is complaining about the plow drivers..... while ya'll we sitting in you nice warm houses, with every personal comfort available they are out plowing snow night and day. Maybe rather that moaning and complaining just be appreciative. My husband doesn't plow in Hanover but he plows and he left for work Friday @ 5 AM and he finally made it home Sunday at 4 AM, 45 consecutive hours. Please think about the sacrifices these people make so you lives are a little easier
Reality Check 101

United States

#13 Feb 8, 2010
hmmmm wrote:
here everyone is complaining about the plow drivers..... while ya'll we sitting in you nice warm houses, with every personal comfort available they are out plowing snow night and day. Maybe rather that moaning and complaining just be appreciative. My husband doesn't plow in Hanover but he plows and he left for work Friday @ 5 AM and he finally made it home Sunday at 4 AM, 45 consecutive hours. Please think about the sacrifices these people make so you lives are a little easier
Understood. But at least he is in a truck, using a plow. Most of us were out there in the cold, with the wind and snow in our faces, shoveling the snow by hand. I shoveled Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and then again for 2+ hours on Sunday morning. It's tough on all of us. But what we are complaining about, Is the lack of some of the MAIN streets not being clear enough to get around when work/school isn't cancelled. And we are also complainging that sometime the drivers don't think when plowing. There have been some intersections that I come to that the mountain of snow on the corners do not allow me to see oncoming traffic. Not to safe if you ask me! And By the way,... Your husband wasn't the only one away most of the weekend. My husband was stuck at work from friday until sunday morning as well.
wow

Hanover, PA

#14 Feb 8, 2010
Reality Check 101 wrote:
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There have been some intersections that I come to that the mountain of snow on the corners do not allow me to see oncoming traffic. Not to safe if you ask me!
My intersection is 4 way stop sign--people are ALWAYS flying through the intersection. Each corner has 6-8ft high of snow plowed into it and each pile mounds out into the road at least 6-8ft at each side of the intersection, I'm just waiting for an accident to happen.**Hopefully people will remember to drive slow, stay focused/pay attention and be cautious even if the roads are cleared enough.**
Reality Check 101

United States

#15 Feb 8, 2010
wow wrote:
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My intersection is 4 way stop sign--people are ALWAYS flying through the intersection. Each corner has 6-8ft high of snow plowed into it and each pile mounds out into the road at least 6-8ft at each side of the intersection, I'm just waiting for an accident to happen.**Hopefully people will remember to drive slow, stay focused/pay attention and be cautious even if the roads are cleared enough.**
Agreed. Where I work, they have a contractor come in and plow our parking lot. You can't see at all to pull out onto frederick street. It's ridiculous! And people wonder why there are accidents. I understand that when you get 2 foot of snow that it is hard to put it somewhere out of the way,...but its pretty much all over town that I have seen this. And in some of these spots, it could be pushed off to another spot so that drivers could see better. Where I live,... There is an alley right where Myself and many neighbors park,.. My neighbors and myself were shoveling snow into our backyards just to that we could get through. I do understand that it is tough to handle,..but I do think that there are smarter, better ways to handle snow like this.
wrong

Hanover, PA

#16 Feb 8, 2010
Hick wrote:
Probably because 94 is Penn-Dot's responsibility, not Hanover. Yes, the sidestreets were in better shape than the major routes...
PennDots responsibility stops at the top of the hill at the county line just north of Hanover! Dont blame it on PennDot...They did a heck of a job! Eisenhower was a total disaster and thats not PennDots responsibility either Get your facts straight, Hick!
did you realize

Hanover, PA

#17 Feb 8, 2010
Serious Question wrote:
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What is the difference between PA and MD? I know PA is bigger but you would think PA would have more workers (which I'm sure they do). Why can't PA do just as good of a job as MD? I ALWAYS hear about how MD roads are so much better then PA roads--as in plowing and even in upkeep.
Did you realize that PA have more miles of road than almost any other state in the US? Not to mention, MD has almost the least? Use your head idiot. PennDot did a great job considering the amount of snow we got. Give them a break, they are doing the best they can. Also realize that PennDot is NOT responsible for ALL the roads, just some...
Plower

Hanover, PA

#18 Feb 8, 2010
resident wrote:
........and when they did decide to plow they DUMPED it on all of us. I don't know about the rest of you but my husband shoveled 3 times and they still through more back on our walks, not to mention they took the snow from the road and dumped it on the corner of our walk. So we had about 6 ft of snow we had to shovel out so we could get to our car. I also work at a place that I am responsible for clean up and they plowed all the walks and entrances in. I understand it was a lot of snow, but dumping it on us is just rude and laziness. Most residents only have shovels and yet the ones with plows are the ones shoving the snow on everyone else!!! It's ridiculous!!
Yeah right! And if we left it on the roads you would be bitching about that too. It is our job to PLOW BACK to the curb! If we don't then we are not doing our job. Who calling who lazy?
Plower

Hanover, PA

#19 Feb 8, 2010
hmmmm wrote:
here everyone is complaining about the plow drivers..... while ya'll we sitting in you nice warm houses, with every personal comfort available they are out plowing snow night and day. Maybe rather that moaning and complaining just be appreciative. My husband doesn't plow in Hanover but he plows and he left for work Friday @ 5 AM and he finally made it home Sunday at 4 AM, 45 consecutive hours. Please think about the sacrifices these people make so you lives are a little easier
Well said! No matter what you can't make everybody happy.
Not A Plower

Hanover, PA

#20 Feb 8, 2010
Perhaps your posts and poll you did a few weeks ago didn't help the plow drivers have a very good attitude. You know what they say "pay back is H".

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