Northern Suburbs News
Milford organizes shovel brigade to clear the sidewalks
MILFORD, Conn. (WABC) -- You can't blame Machelina Olanski for being tired.
For days she's been shoveling out her sidewalk. On Friday, volunteers cleared out her section of high street in Milford.
Dozens of volunteers fanned out through the still snow packed city. Schools are closed and sidewalks are impossible to navigate. On Monday, one person walking in the street was hit by a car and killed.
The city's public works department made the roads passable within a couple of days, but clearing sidewalks is the homeowners' responsibility. 38 inches of snow was just too much for many.
Mayor Ben Blake said city volunteers organized the shovel brigade to help clear the streets. 55 off duty police officers were part of the brigade.
The shoreline city is among others that are still digging out from the weekend storm that dumped more than 3 feet of snow in some areas.
The goal is to make it safer for children to walk to bus stops when schools re-open next week.
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
connecticut, snow, snow removal, snow storm, northern suburbs news
- NYPD officer charged with DWI after shooting partner
- AccuWeather: Windy and cool
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- DISH Network signs on for WATCH ABC app
- Forest fire burning in NJ; Evacuations ordered 25 min ago
- Yanks pitcher Michael Pineda suspended 10 games
- 9-year-old dies in 26-story fall from Bronx high-rise
- Carlstadt fire guts post office; 2 firefighters hurt
- Dead cats found in bags hanging from tree in Yonkers 38 min ago
- 14.5 pound baby born in Boston
- 2 injured in elevator accident in Manhattan building 31 min ago
- FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
- Tavern on the Green reopens in Central Park Thursday
- Photos: Sneak peek inside the new Tavern on the Green
Eyewitness News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos