Has Your Road Been Plowed?

After Friday's blizzard, road crews are still at work.

With icy rain falling Monday, residents struggledd to navigate the morning commute to work.

Over the weekend, plows worked their way through feet of snow after Friday's blizzard.

A few Newport residents expressed their concern over the state of the roads on Monday afternoon. 

Maia Chrupcala: Davis Ct off Callender/Burnside hasn't been touched.

Norah Schneider: West Narragansett Ave is HORRIFIC. There is a couple inches of stuff on it and it looks like it has not been plowed at all.

Beth Jordan: Was in Newport today and the streets are horrible. You would think streets like Broadway, Powell Ave & Friendship St would be priority since they leads to the hospital. I can just imagine what the sides streets look like!


Has your road been plowed yet? Tell us, in the comments section.

John Burrows February 11, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Gould Street, one of the major streets that runs from Broadway @ Equality Park to van Zandt Ave. was untouched from Friday until Monday afternoon. This morning, I watched a helicopter view on the moning news of Newport taken as part of the Governor's inspection of R.I. and I saw that Wellington Avenue was clear to pavement. What is the priority order for the director of public works? Gould Street is one of the busiest streets in the city with an extremely dense population very unlike Wellington Avenue.
P Boxx February 12, 2013 at 01:25 AM
Pleasant St is slush an ice with huge ruts in it. My wife this evening fell on the ice and had to be taken to the emergency room with a possible fracture in her leg. It was plowed regularly when there was 2-3" but after that it wasn't touched till late Sunday night. By then it was too packed down from vehicles that when the plow finally did come it didn't do anything.
Natasha van Doren February 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM
The parking lot on Edward Street where city employees park was completely clean to the pavement. No one was even there on Saturday. That's the priority. Days later let's get rid of the slush and snow. It dangerous.
Ariana February 12, 2013 at 01:26 PM
The roads in Newport are atrocious and need to be ploughed, especially the side roads. Warner Street, Gould St, Pond Ave, Kingston and Pearl street are almost impossible to drive on and are dangerous.
Alden Tucker February 12, 2013 at 02:45 PM
Newport Avenue and Nicol Terrace/Dodge Ct. never really got plowed. There is still a ton of snow left behind on street corners and in between cars, making it dangerous for many trying to get out. Newport is a city; many do not have off-street parking. It's ridiculous that the city does not haul off the snow to the dump as other cities do.
Sam Smith February 13, 2013 at 05:23 AM
Alden - I agree. The city should haul the snow off somewhere else. After all the last two nights (Sunday & Monday) several large dump trucks have been dumping snow from the Newport Hospital down at Easton's Beach east parking right next to the moat creek. This snow is not all white - very dirty with salt, sand etc.. So I now ask why did the City of Newport spend $$$$$ on the ultrivoilet building??? Wasn't this to prevent pollution to the ocean and to prevent environmental issues??? I know the big cities like New York, Boston & even Providence can no longer just dump the snow in the harbors, rivers, and ocean!!!


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