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Temple: Storm Was Not Kind to OXford

First selectman reminds us that spring is not that far away, although it sure doesn't seem like it.

The following is the latest CodeRed Emergency notification to go out to residents and businesses in Oxford.

This is Oxford First Selectman George Temple with an update on storm Nemo. Nemo was not kind to Oxford. We have experienced high winds and over 36 inches of snow. As a result, plowing is very difficult. Our public works employees have been at it for over 30 straight hours. We have had equipment break downs and plows stuck in the snow, but our employees and emergency service personnel continue to do an excellent job.

I realize that some of our roads need attention, but I expect all of our roads to be open by midnight tonight. I will continue the state of emergency declared by me until noon tomorrow (Sunday, Feb. 10). All non-essential vehicles should be off the roads until then. We do have good news in that we did not experience any prolonged power outages

Remember: the first day of spring is in 40 days. Keep warm and if you have any questions or concerns call me at 203 906 0348.

Kenn Maher February 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM
300 feet to go on Knorr rd and my clutch went. feel free to allow a truck to take a swipe so the nine homeowners can get to Punkup. Kenn Maher
Liza February 10, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Anyone know a plow guy for our driveway on Christian St please call me 203-543-5206 or text , we are new to oxford and my husband has had open heart surgery,... Thanks!
Leslie Alexander February 10, 2013 at 01:38 PM
Reality road is a reality of snow. Wen will it be plowed?
denise February 10, 2013 at 01:51 PM
our plow guy # is 906-5430- his name is justin-peace of mind landscape
TRIXY TRUTHSEEKER February 10, 2013 at 02:32 PM
TRIXY TRUTHSEEKER 9:23 am on Sunday, February 10, 2013 Thank you First Selectman Temple for keeping us informed and doing your best to accommodate the needs of our town in this weather crisis. I have used this time to thank God for power, cuddle with my 13 year old, and catch up on the little things we never have time for. This is a great time to clean out a closet, go through old computer files, clean out a cupboard, make a pile of unused clothes for the good will. Take a real good look around. See how much you have. See how much has YOU! Use this time for reflection. How do you want to live? Where would you want to be in 5 years? Are you happy with the kind of person you are?? Do others agree?? I don't see myself getting out of here any time soon. I have a very long driveway and my street is not plowed. I know that my plow person has many public accounts and I'm not a priority. We all do the best we can. For now, be thankful you have power. Be thankful you can read this comment and have a connection to the outside world. Most importantly, be patient. Remember the old saying... Patience is a virtue. Possess it if you can. Seldom found in a women and never in a man! Great Job Mr. Temple! rock on!
Chris Willis February 10, 2013 at 03:01 PM
I just wanted to say, I'm new to Oxford but I have been very pleased with First Selectman Temple and all of the public works team! You have all had an extraordinary situation to deal with. I concur with Truthseeker and thank God that we all still have power, that would have drastically exacerbated the impact of this storm. I am going to have to attempt to hand shovel my 50' driveway today as my plow guy can't get out of his own drive. Perhaps I'll call Justin from Peace of mind too. I live on Rolling Hills Dr. Off of Moose Hill if anyone knows somebody close. Thanks!
Rich Ballot @ Balfor February 10, 2013 at 03:28 PM
hi george, we are monitoring the snow as best we can from ny. but in light of the extreme circumstances it seems that the state of ct or national guard should help the town of oxford. isn't that what they're for.
Patp February 10, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Thank you Oxford Public Works. Thanks from everyone on Rose Drive.
Oxford Resident February 10, 2013 at 05:14 PM
No town plowing on Butternut Lane. The snow in our driveway is too high for our snowblower. We are immensely grateful to have electricity and we would take Trixie's suggestion to use the time constructively, but our concern is that being low on fuel we are worried that the fuel truck won't be able to get in and fill our tank. I feel the town will get to our street, hopefully soon, but we will need a plow service for our long driveway. I haven't heard back from the fellow I called but maybe I will soon. Thank so much for posting Justin's number. Kenn's comment made me laugh out loud. (Without bad luck some of us would have no luck.) This is a much more comfrortable storm than either Sandy or Frankenstorm with the gift of electricity. However, it has brought us different challenges. To the family new in town, call your church; the good people there will find a way to help you! Good luck to all! A snowed in resident on Butternut Lane.
Liza February 10, 2013 at 05:32 PM
A big thanks to Stephanie who sent a plow and tractor/payloader our way to dig out! We are new to Oxford and are amazed at the response I received to a little post! Thank you people of Oxford!
Oxford Golfer 72 February 10, 2013 at 07:48 PM
Help on mulberry lane!
Oxford Golfer 72 February 10, 2013 at 07:48 PM
Thanks!
Oxford Citizen February 10, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Butternut Lane plowed and sanded! Thanks Oxford!
Oxford Citizen February 10, 2013 at 08:27 PM
Kudos to Stephanie for helping a neighbor!! Oxford people rock!!
Tanya Carver February 10, 2013 at 08:38 PM
Thank George for all the updates during Nemo, we really appreciated it. Paul nice job on the coverage of this storm, if I needed to know what the status was, I knew you had it covered!!! We are enjoying this beautiful day, do go out there and take in the sunshine. Life is too short, be blessed you are here to enjoy it.

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