Worcester Police Won’t Tow Cars Parked Next To Hydrants On Williamburg Drive, 10 Car Crash Because City Forgot To Plow/Treat Roads Again
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Reader Email: I’ve been at war with the city about cars parked on Williamsburg and Outlook Drive. Clearly states no parking anytime, both sides of the street. I called the police department as I was told to do by the city of Worcester if it’s a weekend or night. Their response – well are they having a yard sale?? Shit you not. My response – “it doesn’t say no parking unless you’re having a yard sale.” Here’s another I called about. Right in front of the hydrant. Still no response front the police dept.
Not sure why they have 3 cops ticketing downtown everyday but can’t be bothered with this hellhole. Sadly I live on the dirt roads behind here and it’s the only way in.
Hey City of Worcester? What the hell dude? You can’t be parking in front of fire hydrants. That shit’s dangerous. If I don’t feed the meter at the public library I get a ticket. But these ratchets can block fire hydrants at public housing and disregard the law and you ask the person reporting it if they’re having a yard sale? Get your shit together. Do your job. Get rid of the cars.
By the way, funny this woman should write to us. Because her neighborhood was the site of a 10-car crash in Worcester, because once again the City of Worcester did not plow or sand the roads:
Slick road conditions cause 10-car crash in Worcester: https://t.co/EwaO2BF3oy
— MassLiveWoo (@MassLiveWoo) January 31, 2017
Masslive: Residents of Williamsberg Drive in Worcester arrived home to see a crash involving 10 or more cars on their street Tuesday. The accident happened around 4 p.m. and was cleared about an hour later. “It looked like a big pile of maybe like 10 or 12 cars,” Jana Babineau, who lives near the neighborhood, said. Babineau said residents were cautioned by police not to drive up the slippery, steep hill until the scene was clear. She and others from the neighborhood were idling their cars in a line and standing outside, waiting until the hill was sanded and safe to drive on.
So let me get this straight. The City of Worcester waited until AFTER a 10-12 car crash before the sanded and treated the roads? Ever think about, I dunno, doing that BEFORE, or when it just starts to snow? They have weather apps on iPhones now. You can find out when it’s gonna start snowing. It’s really not that hard. Oh, and an ambulance couldn’t get there either:
Babineau said that an ambulance had to be rerouted due to the slick road conditions. The snow prevented it from safely getting down the hill.
Unreal. And yet City Manager Ed Augustus just got a hefty raise to almost $250,000 a year, which is $100,000 more than the governor of the commonwealth makes. Because that makes TONS of sense. And Ed Augustus hired his buddy to be the guy in charge of clearing the roads, DPW head Paul Moosey, and he makes well over $150,000 and doesn’t even live in Worcester. This is the same guy who just last year said that Worcester did a great job plowing, and that the roads were fine, even after a fire truck crashed along with over 60 other vehicles in one day.
— Christine Peterson (@ChrisPetersonTG) December 29, 2015
Oh, and here’s a picture a turtle rider sent us from her street near the Worcester/Auburn line. Guess which part is Worcester?
I’ll give you a hint – it’s the part with all the snow on it. Because in Auburn they use taxpayer money to treat the roads. In Worcester the policy for snow is “fuck it.”
So as usual, taxpayers in Worcester get nothing for their hard earned money. They come home from work but they can’t go home because a 12 car crash has made that impossible. When the mess is finally cleared up they can’t get home because people are illegally parked on both sides of the street, including one buttnut parked next to a fire hydrant. Welcome to Worcester.
P.S. If winter ever stops acting liking a little bitch, and decides to finally pound us with some real snow, we’re gonna start going through 20 towns at a time and ranking how they do on plowing. Hey winter, stop being such a pussy.
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