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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stoney

Annapolis, MD

#21 Feb 8, 2010
The people of Hanover better pray it doesn't snow very much on Tuesday night. The bourgh employees forgot to put there plows down while they were driving around town. They also don't know where the curves are either. Snow em. route people must move their vihicles so they can plow the street . WHY? they stayed about 6 to 7 feet from the curve. Eichelberger St. behind the mall single lane even at the red light. Did the Bourgh buy salt this year or are they saving it for the state roads. The people of Hanover Deserve better the what they are getting. P>S> Better send the public works department back to school to learn how to plow snow.
Plow me a path

United States

#22 Feb 8, 2010
Plower wrote:
<quoted text>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?
If it's your job to plow to the curb,.... Well then I think some more overtime is in line for you plow drivers, because you sure as hell didn't plow to the CURB! Many roads in Hanover are still single lane rather then the normal two. So again,...I don't think you did you job very well!
I agree

Clarks Summit, PA

#23 Feb 8, 2010
Plow me a path wrote:
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If it's your job to plow to the curb,.... Well then I think some more overtime is in line for you plow drivers, because you sure as hell didn't plow to the CURB! Many roads in Hanover are still single lane rather then the normal two. So again,...I don't think you did you job very well!
They certainly did NOT do a good job...even on the single lane where there should be TWO, the lane they plowed is not clear. The back roads are better than the main roads in several areas. Pathetic. Oh, and when they pass a driveway, do you know they are SUPPOSED to lift the blade? Oh, wait, that's common courtesy of which the plower has none!
Plower

Hanover, PA

#24 Feb 8, 2010
I agree wrote:
<quoted text>They certainly did NOT do a good job...even on the single lane where there should be TWO, the lane they plowed is not clear. The back roads are better than the main roads in several areas. Pathetic. Oh, and when they pass a driveway, do you know they are SUPPOSED to lift the blade? Oh, wait, that's common courtesy of which the plower has none!
No we are not supposed to lift the plow at every driveway. We plow to the curb....(PennDot that is) The only places we didn't plow to the curb is where idiots couldn't move their crap out of the way! That's ok. I got a snow shovel thrown at me yesterday just for trying to do my job. Of well....it's part of the job. We don't plow in your driveways on purpose. We have a job to do....Maintain a safe road...PERIOD!
Plower

Hanover, PA

#25 Feb 8, 2010
I agree wrote:
<quoted text>They certainly did NOT do a good job...even on the single lane where there should be TWO, the lane they plowed is not clear. The back roads are better than the main roads in several areas. Pathetic. Oh, and when they pass a driveway, do you know they are SUPPOSED to lift the blade? Oh, wait, that's common courtesy of which the plower has none!
Remember again...PennDot is responsible for main roads only! Roads in town are borough and township responsibility. 94 to the York county line, 194 to Eisenhower. That's where PennDot stops. Those road were in fantastic shape. Everthing else from there into town and across Eisenhower were crap. Don't blame PennDot, call the Hanover borough or Penn Township.
I agree

Clarks Summit, PA

#26 Feb 9, 2010
Plower wrote:
<quoted text>Remember again...PennDot is responsible for main roads only! Roads in town are borough and township responsibility. 94 to the York county line, 194 to Eisenhower. That's where PennDot stops. Those road were in fantastic shape. Everthing else from there into town and across Eisenhower were crap. Don't blame PennDot, call the Hanover borough or Penn Township.
I WAS blaming Penn and Hanover-- NOT PennDot...The story in today's paper explained a lot-- we have crappy roads to begin with.
my2cents

Hanover, PA

#27 Feb 9, 2010
omg with the amount of snow that fell I think all roadways are cleared well, they are passable and that's all that matters. Those plow drivers have alot to worry about, abandoned cars left on the roadways, vehicles still parked in the street, the manhole covers, the storm drains, the water mains. Just imagine the outcry if the street was dry as a bone but you didn't have any water. Or that the storm drains weren't opened and the temperatures rose melting all this snow and you had 2 ft of water in your home. The also have to worry about idiots who take their kids and dogs out to play in the streets because they have less snow than the grassy areas. Move your cars off the street, keep your kids and pets away from the roadways and give these plowers the time to do their jobs safely. They really want to get the job done so they can go home to their families!!
Read it

Clarks Summit, PA

#28 Feb 9, 2010
my2cents wrote:
omg with the amount of snow that fell I think all roadways are cleared well, they are passable and that's all that matters. Those plow drivers have alot to worry about, abandoned cars left on the roadways, vehicles still parked in the street, the manhole covers, the storm drains, the water mains. Just imagine the outcry if the street was dry as a bone but you didn't have any water. Or that the storm drains weren't opened and the temperatures rose melting all this snow and you had 2 ft of water in your home. The also have to worry about idiots who take their kids and dogs out to play in the streets because they have less snow than the grassy areas. Move your cars off the street, keep your kids and pets away from the roadways and give these plowers the time to do their jobs safely. They really want to get the job done so they can go home to their families!!
Read the story in today's news-- it really depends on your area as to how well the road is plowed. If you need 4 WD just to pull out of an intersection after it's been plowed- there is an issue. It's not all sunshine and rosebuds. And has nothing to do with cars and people with dogs!
resident

Spring Grove, PA

#29 Feb 9, 2010
Plower wrote:
<quoted text>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?
TO THE CURB!!! NOT PILED UP ON THE WALKS AT THE INTERSECTIONS!!! Do you realize that you are in a truck plowing?? Residents of Penn Twp are SHOVELING with a SHOVEL in the cold, snow and wind...... and while they are doing that, they are getting snow thrown on them by the plowers!!! That's just rude.
flakey

Philadelphia, PA

#30 Feb 9, 2010
Get a grip people. I have lived places where we got a lot more snow and the Hanover Borough did just as good of a job. Many places never plow secondary and residential streets down to the pavement. I went months without seeing the blacktop in front of my house every winter in the midwest. With some of the demands you people are making, it would take two weeks for Public Works to clear the snow to your liking.

I understand that it is fun to gripe about other people, but recognize that you live in a community and do your part. Stay off the roads if you don't need to drive(running out of donuts is not an emergency). Dig out the fire hydrant in front of your house instead of waiting for volunteers to come and do it for you. Don't throw snow out into the street-it is illegal and just compounds problems for everyone else. If you live near a corner and are afraid that the snow piles are too high, dig them down a bit. Help your neighbors.

You decided to live in a community--chill out and do your part instead of complaining about others not servicing you to your way-too-high expectations.
Daryl

United States

#31 Feb 9, 2010
I always wondered about this. If you are a snow plow operator does your driveway/sidewalk get plowed over after you spend 2 hours shoveling it open. How about your mailboxes getting destroyed? Or is it just the rest of us???
hmmmm wrote:
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.
Penn Dot Rocks

Hanover, PA

#32 Feb 13, 2010
Plow me a path wrote:
<quoted text>
If it's your job to plow to the curb,.... Well then I think some more overtime is in line for you plow drivers, because you sure as hell didn't plow to the CURB! Many roads in Hanover are still single lane rather then the normal two. So again,...I don't think you did you job very well!
Again, you are misinformed...PennDot does NOT plow in Hanover! The borough does. Dont blame PennDot for the problems in Hanover.
Penn Dot Rocks

Hanover, PA

#33 Feb 13, 2010
my2cents wrote:
omg with the amount of snow that fell I think all roadways are cleared well, they are passable and that's all that matters. Those plow drivers have alot to worry about, abandoned cars left on the roadways, vehicles still parked in the street, the manhole covers, the storm drains, the water mains. Just imagine the outcry if the street was dry as a bone but you didn't have any water. Or that the storm drains weren't opened and the temperatures rose melting all this snow and you had 2 ft of water in your home. The also have to worry about idiots who take their kids and dogs out to play in the streets because they have less snow than the grassy areas. Move your cars off the street, keep your kids and pets away from the roadways and give these plowers the time to do their jobs safely. They really want to get the job done so they can go home to their families!!
Thank you.
Penn Dot Rocks

Hanover, PA

#34 Feb 13, 2010
resident wrote:
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TO THE CURB!!! NOT PILED UP ON THE WALKS AT THE INTERSECTIONS!!! Do you realize that you are in a truck plowing?? Residents of Penn Twp are SHOVELING with a SHOVEL in the cold, snow and wind...... and while they are doing that, they are getting snow thrown on them by the plowers!!! That's just rude.
If you shovel your snow from your driveway out onto the road you WILL get it returned to you!
Penn Dot Rocks

Hanover, PA

#35 Feb 13, 2010
Daryl wrote:
I always wondered about this. If you are a snow plow operator does your driveway/sidewalk get plowed over after you spend 2 hours shoveling it open. How about your mailboxes getting destroyed? Or is it just the rest of us???
<quoted text>
If your mailbox is in the right-of-way it will more than likely be destroyed. Next time you put it up...move it back.

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