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Watch for Slush-Covered Roads

Be careful on the road this morning.

With many roads still covered in slush, and even with schools delayed one hour, this morning's commute could be treacherous.

Although the daytime high temperature will be 44 degrees, city streets, especially side streets that were not plowed to the pavement, will be slippery and covered with jagged and icy trenches caused by cars driving through the slush yesterday during the rain.

Many residents are unhappy with the condition of the roads. On our Facebook page and in a post on this site yesterday, several said they think the city could have done a better job treating the roads to avoid the situation people will face this morning.

"I am shocked and appalled by the so called plowing of the city streets. As of today, Mon I drove down Hoffman which has still not been plowed. Where were all the plows? Did someone monitor them to make sure they were not sitting in parking lots while on the clock?" said Patch reader Diane.

"The streets Lauren's and Garden, Auburn still have messy snow piles at the intersections.. Not GOOD!" said Mary Goding. "Needs to be cleared before children can walk / wait at bus stops.. No safe place to stand. Is the city going to shovel out the fire hydrants ???? It s a bumpy , slippery ride.. Stay safe anyone commuting in the am..."

Patch is sitting down with the mayor today and will find out more about the street and sidewalk situation. Stay tuned.

Becca February 12, 2013 at 11:33 AM
And no one cares, they sugar coat it! I know some of the "nicer" comments came from insiders...
Robert Farebrother February 12, 2013 at 04:53 PM
I concur with the author of the article.
Robert Farebrother February 12, 2013 at 05:00 PM
If there is one thing Cranston has in common with Providence is the lack of plowing & shoveling...at least in the Auburn section of town.
Barbara J. February 12, 2013 at 05:56 PM
Get the plows out before it freezes and even more hazardous. I had to pull way over on my street to let a daycare school bus get by just a few mins ago. I was afraid I would get stuck in the deep slush. And I believe I heard more snow is coming. People should be shoveling their walkways. How come when I was a kid it was peoples priority? My dad would get up extra early and shovel before putting in a full day at work. The world sure has changed.
Barbara J. February 12, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Soon after I wrote the above low and behold a city plow came down the street!! What a difference. The corner was really a mess and the drive took extra effort to clear that. Thank you plow drivers!! Now just residents getting the sidewalk cleared. Hate to think of kids walking way out in the road with the snow piled up from the plowing.

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