The first Nor’easter of 2013 delivered as expected, dumping almost two feet of snow throughout West Islip.
But based on residents’ feedback, it appears that Islip Town isn’t delivering when it comes to clearing streets, despite calling in extra workers and equipment to help with the clean up.
Though schools and most businesses were able to open Monday, readers expressed frustration that some streets remained a mess, despite being plowed over the weekend. Many complained that main roadways near schools made for a difficult morning commute for kids and parents.
"I can't understand how Hunter. Main artery to a school, is as poorly plowed as it is!!," wrote Palma LaForgia Ponte.
Dawn Mathys Scheid agreed, saying: "Driving to school was a mess. Slushy, icy and bumpy. All roads around schools are a mess."
It wasn't just roads around the schools that remained in poor condition. Residents also complained of main streets like Udall Road.
"Terrible on Udall Rd north of Sunrise. South of Sunrise it doesn't even look like it snowed but the north side is a death trap," said JoAnn Rinchiuso Mallimo. "Not just this storm but EVERY snow storm. It's as if we are the stepchildren of the community."
Tell us: How were the roads today? Are you satisfied with how Islip officials cleared the streets this weekend? Let us know in comments.