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Police Department, Fire Department, Ambulance, Public Works Out Responding To Calls, Clearing The Roads

After working through the storm overnight, the crews are working Saturday morning to clear the main roads, and then the rest of the town. Several people had to be transported to the hospital overnight for unspecified injuries, ailments.

 

The town's police department, fire department volunteers, ambulance crews, and public works crews are out in force, responding to calls and clearing the roads, said Madison Police Chief Jack Drumm. 

"We have the payloaders out, we have the heavy equipment out and we're clearing the roads," Drumm said Saturday morning. "We're going with the primary roads first, then the secondary roads, then the other roads."

Drumm said emergency responders and dispatch were working through the night and that the storm did not force the department to pull officers off of the road. 

"We've been working in conjunction with the fire department, and the ambulance, and the public works crews and they've been doing a tremendous job. But it's been very difficult. There's a lot of snow on the ground and a lot of rain. It rained about five inches during the night and that didn't make efforts to clear the roads any easier." 

"But we were able to answer emergency calls. We did have a couple of folks we did send to the hospital," he said. 

"Right now, we're just trying to clear the main roads in town," he said. "Hopefully we'll get good cooperation from the [state Department of Transportation] DOT [which is responsible for the Boston Post Road and Route 79, two of the main roads in town]. 

Ben February 10, 2013 at 01:14 PM
Stay Shea call Emergency Dispatch as someone will defiantly be there to answer. (203) 245-2721
mary February 10, 2013 at 01:21 PM
When can we anticipate communication and updates about roads being plowed? We haven't seen a plow yet since Fri.-Fox Run Rd.
Laurene Gill February 10, 2013 at 02:04 PM
We live on Wheatstone Road, and our plow guy is snowed in. Does anyone have a lead on another plow man? Thanks.
Maggie Walden February 10, 2013 at 05:00 PM
At 4:00 AM Saturday morning we were awakened by our carbon monoxide monitors going off. There was a malfunction with our gas furnace due to the storm's icing effect on the venting system. 911 responder was very calming and immediately connected us with the fire department. After giving us instructions two VOLUNTEER firemen were dispatched to our home. We were told they might not make it due to road conditions but would let us know if that was the case. Then we lost power and as we watched in the dark, the emergency lights appeared at the end of our road but their 4 wheel vehicle was stuck. Then through the blizzard conditions we saw these two fire emergency responders struggle through the snow in our front lawn. They stayed with us for well over an hour until their readings indicated we were in a safe condition. A payloader had to be sent to dig their vehicle out of the snow. We can never say "thank you" enough times to these two guys who did everything right except for one thing...they refused a cup of coffee once the generator was on because "they had to get back"...actually they DID do everything right! THANK YOU.
Mark Jones February 15, 2013 at 11:08 AM
@Stu,Stay,Mary & Laurene, maybe try donating to the local Policemen's Ball in advance of a storm and see if that moves you up near the top of the political who knows who list.

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