Backlash continues: Hoboken Snow Cleanup FAIL
Hoboken still under fire for Blizzard Blunders
The Blizzard of 2010 in Hoboken is one of those rare instances where there is no divisiveness amongst the voting constituency. The overwhelming majority of Hoboken residents feel strongly that the city administration handled this major weather event very poorly.
Below is a sample of some of the 100’s of emails Hoboken411 received today.
It was a blizzard; but give me a break!
Hoboken resident Mary was almost ready to cut some slack to the city…
“I was reading the articles regarding Hoboken’s slow snow removal and thought jeeze nobody gives this current administration a break… I mean we did get anywhere from 15-20+ inches… then this morning I stepped foot out of my apartment for the first time since the Blizzard of 2010 hit and I now totally understand everyone’s complaint!
I’m not expecting miracles overnight but what was The City of Hoboken’s government doing yesterday????? I, at the very least, expected to find the streets plowed and God forbid cleared crosswalks by this morning. I didn’t expect a mountain climbing expedition every time I crossed the street on my way to the PATH Station. I’ve lived in Hoboken all my life and as I approached City Hall, I could see a marked difference with this current administration. No matter how many inches we’ve gotten in past snow storms, City Hall by 7:30 a.m. was cleared of snow and ready for business. What I saw today was a complete and total disgrace not to mention a total lack of competence on the part of the current administration. This blizzard did not sneak up on us… we should have been better prepared, i.e., getting the salt back within city limits??
I only have one question: When are the next mayoral elections??”
City has trouble with their own sidewalks
The City of Hoboken sent a warning to all residents saying they must clear their sidewalks within 6 hours after the storm. However, one resident showed that the sidewalks on this city property near a parking garage downtown was completely un-shoveled. Do you think the city should give out tickets to households if they violate their own 6-hour shoveling rule?
Hoboken is in a snow bubble
One Hoboken reader also added this:
“I agree with you that the snow removal could have been done much better. What really shocked me was how awful it was still this morning. Yesterday, I can kind of understand since snow was still falling into the morning. But today? Doesn’t Hoboken believe in salt? If it was put down liberally yesterday with the sun out for times, we possibly could see pavement this morning. I drive up to Stamford everyday and once I left Hoboken, all of the roads were clear.
This is up River road, over the GWB, up the Saw Mill, across 287, and then 95. Completely clear and dry. I do not look forward to coming back tonight!!!!”