Vehicle Breakdowns Slow Plow Progress

Oxford first selectman George Temple asks people to stay off roads on Sunday night.

The following CodeRed Emergency Notification was sent out by Oxford Sunday: 

This is Oxford First Selectman George Temple with an update on Storm Nemo. I know that I was a little optimistic about our roads being open at midnight last night. Unfortunately, we experienced equipment breakdowns which have slowed our progress. As of now, most of our roads are open but we ask that you not travel this evening which will assist our snow removal.

Please insure that your gas vents are free of snow. If you are shoveling or removing snow, stay hydrated and take frequent breaks. Please don’t push snow on town roads or other people driveway.

Good news for Oxford parents: no school tomorrow. Oxford Town Hall and the Senior Center will be closed tomorrow.

If your street hasn’t been plowed yet, call me at 203 906 0348 and I will contact Public Works. I thank everyone for your patience and cooperation. A special thanks to Oxford Public Works.


Teresa Gallagher February 10, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Everyone please stop calling this storm "Nemo." It's a nonsense name made up by the Weather Channel for ratings. It's the Blizzard of 2013.
Dawn Sotir February 11, 2013 at 12:21 AM
It's name is Charlotte, named by channel 3 who has been naming it for years! Oxford's snow equipment is old and outdated but we use our town's money on a sports field, tennis court and playground. We need to update this equipment, our town guys can no longer repair this old and outdated equipment. So for all of you awaiting being plowed, know that we have a sports field in place of what really matters, what is best for all of Oxford!
JYD February 11, 2013 at 04:49 AM
If Oxford was the only town in the state having problems, your argument might have some credibility. Hard to believe, but there are many surrounding towns in even worse shape at the moment. Count your blessings, and let's focus on clean-up. As for naming winter storms, the NWS has always advised against the practice. Unlike hurricanes and tropical storms, there are no set criteria to categorize a winter storm. In addition, it causes public confusion. Unfortunately, media outlets such as Channel 3 and the Weather Channel place ratings at a higher level than the resulting viewer confusion. Hence, we have Charlotte, Nemo, and the Blizzard of 2013 (assuming there is only one... it's still early in the year).
Janis Hardy February 11, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Not so! For the National Weather Service, this is the 14th named storm of the winter season. Prior to this blizzard hitting us, they had already started talking about the next storm, whose name began with an "O". Certainly not a 'nonsense' name at all!
Connie February 11, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Kudos to the Public Works Department! They are doing an awesome job! Take a look at the surrounding towns that received less snow.
Connecticut Yankee February 11, 2013 at 04:52 PM
The Public Works guys are doing a good job. This was a huge storm of historic proportion. A little perspective and patience, please.
Dawn Sotir February 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM
I have lived in this town for almost 20 years and our Public Works guys have always been the best! Even with an epic storm like this one they rose to the challenge and did a great job! Great job guys!
Tush February 12, 2013 at 04:41 PM
Dawn, for your information: The VerNooy family partially funded the cost of the tennis court with their own money. Other funds came from grants and private donations. No town money (your money) was spent to build the tennis courts. The VerNooys built the courts in memory of their son, Ryan, who died in a car accident. You should take up tennis and enjoy.....


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