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We think the county does plow it, however if the county has to take up the slack for the state plows when they pull their plows out of our area there should be some communication, some other plan to keep our roads safe and our schools safe along with our emergency facilities. What I am trying to accomplish here is to get a plan into effect so their is communication between these agencies and our schools to help minimize accidents. I do realize that accidents happen but it just seems unreal that there is no plan in place on what roads get plowed first.I guess I just believe all routes to all schools should be one of the first to get plowed and this should be written down. Like a drunk driver causing a tragic accident started the organization MADD...we should all take this opportunity to find out how our towns/cities procedures work when it comes to plowing schools. Lets help keep our children safe.What do you think?  (Mar 1, 2013 | post #150)

Holland Patent, NY

Teen in critical condition after Floyd accident

School roads should be one of the first to get plowed (next to emergency response services...which two fire departments are also off the route 365)...why wasn't it? What can we do to change or correct this? I now know rte 365 is a county road but why doesn't the state DOT mention schools in their policy. They do mention emergency services which again two firehouses are just off route 365,. Unless I just couldn't find the section on schools. Perhaps if they do put schools in their operational procedures counties would have to follow it. Also if they take our state trucks and counties have to cover thestate roads wheredoes that leave our schools and safety for our children..then what operational list is in place and where can we find this list to make sure our schools are covered and this doesn't happen again.I do not know how all this works but now I need to know...Can anyone help?  (Feb 27, 2013 | post #213)

Holland Patent, NY

Teen in critical condition after Floyd accident

To all and "not everyone"...P lease read the above...we can not change a judgement call but all of us can change the policy in which roads are plowed...perhaps even a law so this won't happen again. Everyone wants to blame the superintendent but first we need to know why the roads that 2 schools are on and two schools are right off 365 are not in a plan to be one of the roads to be plowed first? This we can change and then Mon. or Tuesday would not happen again.  (Feb 27, 2013 | post #211)

Holland Patent, NY

Teen in critical condition after Floyd accident

When there is a tragic accident we look to see who in the end could have stopped this accident instead of the cause. The cause was roads not being plowed. Who is responsible for plowing state roads...Department of Transit..What is the operational plan for each city/town. When I look on cityofutica.com... click on public works...then click on snow removal...it states Department of Public Works David Short, Commissioner Snow Removal Snow Plowing and Salting: Our city is broken down into 13 major plow routes that basically cover the entire city.When a snow storm does hit, priority is first given to main streets, school areas, and steep hilly streets, with secondary and dead end streets soon to follow. As always, the bulk of the snow plowing/salting is done after 11 pm, with snow plowing/salting crews working continuously throughout the day if the need arises. What happened to our schools...all three are either on state route 365 or is the access road to get to school(high school)Can anyone provide factual information on the way this all works? Shouldn't this classify route 365 as a priority also. It is also a direct route to get to Rome hospital.Lets find out why the roads were not plowed. Can anyone help? (14 min ago | post #1)  (Feb 27, 2013 | post #209)

Holland Patent, NY

Teacher complaint sparks debate about road conditions aro...

When there is a tragic accident we look to see who in the end could have stopped this accident instead of the cause. The cause was roads not being plowed. Who is responsible for plowing state roads...Department of Transit..What is the operational plan for each city/town. When I look on cityofutica.com... click on public works...then click on snow removal...it states Department of Public Works David Short, Commissioner Snow Removal Snow Plowing and Salting: Our city is broken down into 13 major plow routes that basically cover the entire city.When a snow storm does hit, priority is first given to main streets, school areas, and steep hilly streets, with secondary and dead end streets soon to follow. As always, the bulk of the snow plowing/salting is done after 11 pm, with snow plowing/salting crews working continuously throughout the day if the need arises. What happened to our schools...all three are either on state route 365 or is the access road to get to school(high school)Can anyone provide factual information on the way this all works? Shouldn't this classify route 365 as a priority also. It is also a direct route to get to Rome hospital.Lets find out why the roads were not plowed. Can anyone help?  (Feb 27, 2013 | post #1)