North Madison Is Taking It To The Streets!

Snowed in? Cedarcroft Drive was, as of Sunday afternoon. And then neighbors learned a neighbor needs to get to a medical appointment Monday ... so here's what they are doing ...


This just in from Charla on Cedarcroft Drive  ... 

My neighbors got together and started to clear our street this morning.  What started as a footpath grew wide enough for a car (maybe) once they learned that the woman at the end of the street needed to go for a medical appointment tomorrow- and we may not be plowed out by then.

You've heard of a bucket brigade? They've formed a shovel/snowblower brigade ... 

Matt February 10, 2013 at 07:04 PM
If only some people on here focused half their energy spent whining and complaining on doing stuff like this to help their neighbors...
Michael February 10, 2013 at 07:06 PM
It needs to be said that the folks on Cedarcroft Drive set a good example. This generosity is what makes neighborhoods neighborly.
CMT February 10, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Great job Rob, Joe, and Scott you guys are the best!!! Also, Peter who has always been a great neighbor helped clear the roofs. What a great neighborhood we live in! What a way to come together in the face of adversity!!!
Karin February 10, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Thanks for posting these Charla :-)
Karin February 10, 2013 at 10:07 PM
These guys and their snowblowers did a great job!! Thank you all! But please still send a plow as the other half of our street is still snowed in.
Matt February 10, 2013 at 11:41 PM
For the whiners complaining that the town highway department hasn't dropped everything to come personally dig you a path to Starbucks: The town has about 120 miles of town roads at about 26ft wide (Per Gus H in another article) with snow 3 feet deep. That comes out to 49,420,800 cubic feet of snow to move. Forty nine million, four hundred and twenty thousand, eight hundred cubic feet of snow to push, dig, or blow out of the road. Get a grip, they'll get to you when they can. You'll survive without a latte this evening. If you feel it is unacceptable, you and your neighbors should feel free to help out like they did in this article!
Sue February 11, 2013 at 02:47 AM
Great story. We spent 4 hours yesterday and 10 hours today clearing our driveway. I'm sorry, but I don't have any energy left to break ice and snow blow our street, 1/4 mile down a hill, up a hill, around a corner, then down another hill. Not to mention we are just about out of gas and of course can't get out to get any more... My husband has a medical appointment tomorrow too but he is just going to have to reschedule it.
stu gotz February 11, 2013 at 03:06 AM
amen judy
stu gotz February 11, 2013 at 03:07 AM
triple posting judy
Christine February 11, 2013 at 03:36 AM
Well my husband on his own made a path down our street to rt 79 so at least we could take a nice walk!Im hearing we(Beechwood Dr) are one of the only streets in the area not plowed!Im hoping to hear a plow bright n early in the morning !Im very grateful to have electricity but on the verge of needing an oil delivery for heat so lets get this street plowed!!!!!!!
Sue February 11, 2013 at 03:42 AM
I don't know of anyone in this town that has been plowed out so you are definitely not the only one!
Matt February 11, 2013 at 03:57 AM
Unfortunately the same whining is going on in three different articles. Maybe Pem could make an article headlined "Complaint Department, please leave a message" for people to focus their anger in one spot.
stu gotz February 11, 2013 at 04:06 AM
Judy is very angry. Control issues for certain. Seek a therapist
stu gotz February 11, 2013 at 04:15 AM
Maybe you can come by tomorrow and help me shovel 10 tons of snow, repair a downed live wire and karate chop the tree thats down across the road. Let me know
Matt February 11, 2013 at 09:56 AM
I don't help people who have nothing better to do then whine from the very start. You were one of the first ones to start complaining, and will no doubt continue until the last flake melts in July. Take a number and get in line.
Amy stef February 11, 2013 at 11:52 AM
Just remember, our government can not always bail us out..we are responsible for taking care of ourselves, our families and our neighbors. We can today take this literally, as we often forget that.
Michael February 11, 2013 at 01:01 PM
The town plowed us out last night. And our drive way and street are clear. However, Amy, in as much as I agree that our government can not always bail us out (and there are endless examples of the Madison "elite" demanding such action) public safety, access to public utilities, education for our children, clean and safe street for transportation are a short list of legitimate demands tax paying citizens can make. In the case of two hurricanes, a wind storm and now a blizzard none of these expectation were met nor significant planning made to abate each successive expected natural disaster. I just don't feel this current political administration is working in partnership with me as I try to raise my children, care for my environment, pay my taxes and try to care for neighbors as myself.
John Manes February 11, 2013 at 01:07 PM
This is a GREAT neighborhood
Jay D February 11, 2013 at 02:18 PM
The current administration is more concerned about Constitution Park and removing the overhead power lines through the center of town. I say we sell the park and buy some snow removal machines or other resources that will help us in these more numerous natural disasters
Gus R. Horvath February 11, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Just got in from a trip in to town center from Windermere. Boston Post road was clear pavement to the Connector. Bumpy to Liberty St. and then a disaster to the center of town. Noticed that the town side streets were in much better shape. No parking on street in down town except in front of Coffee Shop. Stop and shop shelves are depleted but their were folks (store & vendors) stocking shelves at 10:00am. Did not have to wait at deli counter( a first!) All in all my mistake to hit the road this morning.
Lance February 11, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Gus - I did the reverse trip early this morning making a visit to Dunkin Donuts. Your description of the road conditions is very accurate. Whatever entity the plowed east of the connector obviously quit when they reached said connector because the rest of Rt. 1 is horrible.
CCL February 11, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Monday 11:45am: Just got plowed out on Pardee Place off Mungertown.
Jay D February 11, 2013 at 06:41 PM
A lot of surrounding town patch's have a list going of which roads have not been plowed. Can we start up a list???


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