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Avon Plow Drivers Work to Widen Travel Lanes

Town officials ask for patience. Has your road been plowed? Tell us in the comments!

Avon Department of Public Works employees will spend Sunday "widening" the travel lanes so two vehicles can pass through and "improving sightlines" in the aftermath of the recent blizzard, according to a press release from town officials.

The winter storm dumped at least 24 inches on Avon, town officials said, though some residents reported on Patch that they measured as much as 30 inches near their homes.

The road clearing process will take some time, town officials said in the release, and asked residents for patience as Public Works staff works all day and into the evening to open up the roads.

Town officials also asked residents not to move snow from their properties into the roadways. There is a town ordinance against it with a penalty of a fine.

"It is understandably frustrating when your driveway apron is refilled with snow by a passing plow truck, but this is, unfortunately, unavoidable, as the drivers work to reopen roadways as efficiently as possible," the press release stated.

Plow drivers worked overnight Friday and all day Saturday to ensure all "major local roadways" were passable in one lane for emergency vehicles, the release stated.

Rain is in the forecast, town officials said, so residents "are encouraged to clear downspouts so that water can flow away from homes," the release said.

The Avon Volunteer Fire Department also asks residents to make sure the heating system vents outside their homes aren't blocked by snow, as that could cause carbon monoxide build-up.

Has your road been plowed? Tell us in the comments!

Peter Hufstader February 10, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Thanks for this update, Jessie. Big help. We're staying put!
mary harrop February 10, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Hi Avon.....We measured 32" in one very level area and 34" in another!! Thanks for Avon Public Works and Avon Heritage[ Randy] for plowing us to freedom!!!
irene lavigne February 10, 2013 at 03:57 PM
my road is not cleared henderson and pig got actually looks like plow stopped thinking road ended there with snow bank . my son reports last plow 7pm friday any plan ? irene
Jessie Sawyer (Editor) February 10, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Thanks, Peter. Wow, Mary. 34 inches?! Irene, I hope your road gets plowed soon. Another reader had luck emailing Public Works Director Bruce Williams to ask about the status of his road. His email is on the town website. Jessie Sawyer Editor, Avon Patch
David Cavanaugh February 10, 2013 at 09:25 PM
Since the storm, a plow made a grand total of one pass on Blueberry Lane, leaving about 5 inches of snow. I had to shovel about 8 feet of road to get out of my driveway. As of 4PM on Sunday, there is zero chance of school buses using this road on Monday.
Jill Keeley February 10, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Is Avon mountain open?
Jessie Sawyer (Editor) February 10, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Jill, Avon Mountain is open. No Avon roads are closed, according to the PD. David, I hope that your road is plowed soon. Anyone else's road still have snow on it? No word on school for Monday yet, but I will let you all know if I hear anything.
David Cavanaugh February 11, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Plow arrived about 6pm on Blueberry Lane. Looks like they did a thorough job. For the amount of snow we had, I don't mind if it takes the entire weekend to clear the roads.
Jessie Sawyer (Editor) February 11, 2013 at 05:05 AM
In case you didn't see it earlier: http://patch.com/A-1NZZ Schools are closed Monday. -Jessie

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