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How Would You Rate NK's Plowing During Winter’s First Snowstorm?

Is the town off to a good start this winter?

Credit: NK Patch
Credit: NK Patch

Now that this winter’s first snowstorm is in the books, it’s time for you to rate how the town’s plows handled the more than half foot of snow that fell Thursday into Friday.

Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below.

Pam January 04, 2014 at 03:41 PM
our road still has 2 inches of snow on it , deep ruts, sliding cars and we have not seen a plow in over 24 hours.. Pretty poor performance by any measure (especially for a little 7 inch snowfall).
Jmm January 04, 2014 at 08:01 PM
Only because I find all the negative feed back to be quite disheartening, I feel the need to chime in a bit. It is hilarious to me the amount of complaints and negativity you NK folk have towards your own town workers, I'm not sure if you are able to leave your little NK bubble but if you are you'd realize that all of Rhode Islands roads are not perfect after the storm there is slush and snow still in various places, I would be appreciative if I were you ignorant people because there are certain places in Rhode Island that don't get plowed out at all. Since all of the people on here seem to be so educated on plowing and what not apply for a job with the town or maybe get yourself a plow truck and show them what you assume to be such an easy job. Try appreciating your town and it's workers or move somewhere else. Happy Snow days to you all and may you never have cleared roads again :)
Pam January 04, 2014 at 08:46 PM
not sure i really care about roads in other places in RI and whether they are plowed or not.. Snowplowing is a "basic" service..I pay taxes in NK, for which i get one regular service (recycling). The town workers work for the taxpayers. My street is still not plowed, even though my taxes should go for this "service".I also assume that the "plowers" are handsomely compensated, in terms of time and a half or double or triple time. in any other industry except public employees, this sort of incompetence would not be tolerated. It would be dealt with and changed so that it would work. if it is not the workers, it is the leaders.. either way, the taxpayers should get something for their money, other than larger public employee pensions and recycling.
Proud Resident January 05, 2014 at 07:47 AM
Good job with the plowing DPW! (Given a forum like this the odds are you will get mostly whiners)
NK Abby January 05, 2014 at 05:00 PM
1. How about a simple thank you for the men and women plowing our streets, working long hours, missing time with their families and not making double or triple time(no idea where you got that idea from). 2. It is rude and thoughtless to call the entire dpw and contracted plowers incompetent just because of a few missed roads. Have you never made a mistake at your own job? Would that mean, based on that logic, everyone is incompetent at their own jobs? 3. Has anyone ever thought roads like post road and rt 2 are down to pavement first because they are state roads and they are willing to spend extra money dropping salt and sand, while NK would blow the budget if they did that and you'd be complaining on why they are spending so much. 4. I'm sorry that your streets where poorly plowed or late at being plowed, I realize that can be a large inconvenience to your daily routine. But try and remember that during storms things happen, trucks break down, plows break, emergency vehicles need assistance before anyone else, etc. from a private plower to the town plowers, People are always going to complain, Great job DPW!

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