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New Canaan's Saccary Credits Highway Staff for Storm Work [VIDEO]

The DPW superintendent of operations added that in some cases, private road crews pushed snow back into the street, creating problems.

 

Though an emotionally charged debate has followed the district’s decision to cancel school Monday, no one has disagreed on how well New Canaan’s highway department handled road cleanup.

Selectman Beth Jones said during a meeting at the New Canaan Police Department—temporary headquarters for some Town Hall offices while the downtown building is renovated—that many people are praising how well the roads were handled. (Here’s a before and after gallery of the winter storm, which includes some shots of town roads on Saturday.)

First Selectman Rob Mallozzi called the work “incredible.”

“Our roads were the gold standard of Fairfield County,” Mallozzi said at the meeting.

Much of that is a credit to Mose Saccary and his crew. Saccary, a town worker for 30 years and superintendent of operations for the Public Works Department’s highway division for six, gave a nod to his staff, citing just one difficulty involving private plowers—see video.

Greenhill February 12, 2013 at 05:19 PM
Thank you New Canaan Highway Department! Excellent work.
Debbie Woodard February 12, 2013 at 05:52 PM
Mose and his department did an outstanding job of clearing our roads after this last storm. When driving through neighboring towns, I was shocked at what poor shape they were in. Not only were our roads cleared of snow and ice, but they were just about dry by Sunday morning! Thank you for a job well done!
Patrick Henry February 12, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Thanks to Mose and the rest of the crew.
Beth Jones February 12, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Great work, New Canaan Highway Dept.!
Glen K Dunbar February 12, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Yes, I have to say the ROADS are fine as is the center of town. Wish the sidewalks and condo areas on Heritage Hill Road were clear :( Guess it is because I happen to live there that they want to hang me out to dry so to speak. Stinks
DLR February 12, 2013 at 07:43 PM
Mose and all of the workers at the Highway Department are top notch! They have had a lot on their plates the last few years!
chris February 12, 2013 at 09:48 PM
No town in Fairfield County get the job done like New Canaan.
Cobie Graber February 12, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Drive 20 minutes north of us and you will gain a new appreciation for how well our highway and public works departments maintain our roads.
Melissa February 13, 2013 at 12:01 AM
The New Canaan Highway Dept. did an amazing job. I couldn't BELIEVE it when I woke up on Saturday and - had I been able to get out of my driveway - I could have driven on my road! We have friends on South Benson in Fairfield who are still stuck, as are people we know in Bridgeport. We tried to head to Rhode Island on Monday and had to turn back because the roads - even 95 - were bad. Thank you SO much New Canaan Road Crew!!!
Glen K Dunbar February 13, 2013 at 01:44 AM
Yes, I concurr. Great job. This was an unusal snow and instead of blaming the plow people I should and DO blame the NWS and weather man for making it snow in the first place.

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