Fed up by the Town of Islip's inability to quickly clear roads in the days following Friday's blizzard, a number of West Islip residents have taken to social media to voice their frustration.
On Monday, residents said they were still dealing with hazardous road conditions, especially when it came to buses transporting kids to and from school.
"Roads are still so dangerous," said Jacqueline Hartman. "School buses had a treacherous ride today...children's safety was compromised."
Some chose to avoid roads altogether Monday.
Nina Candiloro Schmidt said: "Stayed in my home today. Someone got stuck in the snowy, icy slush right in front of my house!"
Snow Removal: How Did Islip Do?
As days went on without a plow in sight, tempers flared.
"I just find myself questioning why we live here and pay some of the highest taxes in the nation if they can't even clean up snow after a storm," wrote one Patch reader. "It's 3 days later and have yet to see a plow. So glad to work this hard and have money taken away for NOTHING."
Some residents said the economy, not town or county employees, were to blame for the slow repsonse.
"Retirements and lay offs, no filling of vacancies, just like the county and all the other townships. Suffolk County laid off DPW workers-you know, the guys who repair and drive the plows," said Lori Brown Grimaldi. "Everyone likes the cost cutting measures, but not the consequences."
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Appalling, they should ashamed of themselves....roads are still so dangerous. School buses had a treacherous ride today, even with the delay...delay for what??? children's safety was compromised. (monday)
West Islip resdeint: (Tues)
Today is Tuesday and the town finally decided to plow my neighborhood- just one problem we have a few elderly people on the block who are snowbirds and except for their driveway and a path up their walkway (for any mail or any other reason) the snow was still there and was pushed in front of all our homes leaving us to shovel again and now the snow is much harder.