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Snow Removal Issues January 14, 2011 Upham's Corner MA

Photos taken: 1/14/2011
Nancy J Conrad

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Snow Removal Issues 1/14/11
Bank of America with a tiny footpath created
by a few pedestrians - bus riders.
Snow Removal Issues 1/14/11
Close-up of the "one foot" path.  
The wheelchair bound passenger
had to use the Bank's driveway
to get to the bus for boarding.
Snow Removal Issues 1/14/11
Narrow path next to the Citizens Bank parking
 lot, clearly not 42" wide.
Snow Removal Issues 1/14/11
Turning the corner and going up Cushing Ave,
a continuation of the same narrow path.
Snow Removal Issues 1/14/11
The building next to 600 Columbia Rd has
 made some attempt at shoveling the snow.
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Close-up - a clear line marking where 600
Columbia Rd begins - no shoveling whatsoever.
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The left side of Rainbow unshoveled.
Code Enforcement spoke with them and they cleared this section.
Snow Removal Issues 1/14/11
The right side of Rainbow.  Narrow that turned to a pool of ice after it rained. 
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View from afar showing how narrow the path was in front of Rainbow. 

Snow Removal Issues 1/14/11
Sidewalk going up Virginia Street
at Rainbow not shoveled.
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The street curb at Rainbow
was completely impassable.
Snow Removal Issues 1/14/11
Sidewalk in front of L&M Bargain looks good
but the curb looks terrible.
Snow Removal Issues 1/14/11
Sidewalk on the side of L&M Bargain
going up Virginia Street.
Poor job of shoveling.
Snow Removal Issues 1/14/11
Looking out from the Strand - one tiny path cut through
the snowbank and not lined up with the crosswalk.
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Close-up of same location

Note:  By Sunday morning 1/23/2011 this snowbank was gone.  The Haitian Remembrance Concert was scheduled for that evening. 

Snow Removal Issues 1/14/11
Right side of Belden Street next to Amado Enterprises. 
Who is responsible for shoveling this sidewalk?
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Left side of Belden Street next to 99 Cent State. 
Sidewalk is much smaller than 42"
A very few bus stops or crosswalk sections cleared
Snow Removal Issues 1/14/11
Bus stop at Columbia and Stoughton cleared out
by the cemetary workers
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Start of crosswalk at Davern and Columbia
finally cleared on Sunday morning, 1/16/11.
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Example of "curb cuts" that help keep pedestrians safe
when they leave their parked cars to cross onto the sidewalk.
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Another curb cut.  By Saturday, 1/15/11,
many businesses  had begun to shovel these out.

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