Norfolk Public Works: We have no plan to plow neighborhood streets

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by Joe Flanagan, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 31 at 6:20 PM

NORFOLK -- While interstates and major thoroughfares have largely been cleared of snow, most residential and side streets are still covered with several inches of snow and ice.

Jeneen White of Norfolk Public Works said they do not have a plan to plow individual neighborhood streets, saying it is unsafe and equipment is too large.  

"We apologize to our citizens," said White. 

White says their priority is secondary roads.

Some east/west streets like Colley and Colonial avenues are snow-covered because a lack of sun is impeding the melting process.

White says the plan is to size up conditions with more work Saturday and add extra runs on Sunday if necessary.

Cindy Moore lives on 43rd Street in Norfolk and says she hasn't been on her street since Tuesday. 

"It's too snowy and too dangerous," said Moore.

The City of Norfolk,  says waste management crews will collect trash beginning on Saturday, February 1.

All residents whose regularly scheduled collection days were canceled must place cans to the curb no later than 8 a.m. Saturday, February 1. Make-up trash collection will continue through Monday, February 3.


 

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