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Residents Decry Mayor's Statement That All Roads Are Open

Stratford Mayor John A. Harkins announced on his official Facebook page this morning that every roadway in town has been opened with at least one pass. Several residents, however, are rebuffing that claim, saying they're still snowed-in.

Residents Decry Mayor's Statement That All Roads Are Open

It was a message snowed-in residents had been awaiting since Saturday to hear.

"Public Works crews have opened every roadway with at least one pass," Stratford Mayor John A. Harkins announced on his official Facebook page at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Outpourings of gratitude did not follow. Rather, several residents, commenting directly on the mayor's post, rebuffed the claim that all town roads were now passable.

"My street is NOT plowed at all!!" wrote Debbie Murphy-Griffin

"Hamilton avenue is NOT plowed at all," Missy Stanton wrote. "I have been patient, but seeing these false reports makes me angry."

"That is not true," Karen Myers wrote. "Cardinal place not touched!!!!"

Another resident, Patricia Clark Sperling, offered visual proof of her snowed-in reality. She posted the above photo on the Stratford Patch Facebook page at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Last night Marc Dillon, the mayor's chief of staff, told Stratford Patch that all roads would be opened by late Tuesday night.

A decision whether or not to cancel school Wednesday is expected to be made within a couple hours, according to Dillon.

The message on the mayor's Facebook page said crews "are going to stay on it today and continue to remove snow from intersections, etc. Crews will plow curb-to-curb wherever possible and stay on it until the job is done."

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