119 1/2 Ford St. Ansonia, CT
It says private road, but it also says children at play and has speed limit signs. If it is a private road, who paid for the signs? Why is a city employee plowing it using a city plow who also lives there? Public or private?
85 Vine Street Ansonia, CT
I have seen this discussed here many times and decided to join the conversation. Sure enough, more snow storms have passed, the city has ignored it's own street parking ban during a storm and now streets are unsafe to pass down. I specifically love where this photo was taken. Have more than one, but it will only allow me to post one.
This tight narrow corner from Vine to Platt Street's is already dangerous and should have "NO PARKING" signs on the right side all year round as cars on the side are hard enough to navigate around without snow, try when they are now surrounded by snow after a storm because they did not move to a driveway or parking lot so the town crew could do their job.
I have not seen ONE thing improve about this all winter long. How about enforcing the ban and while we're at it looking at this dangerous corner and installing some year round no parking signs? Ansonia's streets are NOT parking lots.
9 VotesFix it! Voted!47 Vine Street Ansonia, CT
I saw this discussed here before. THIS is a perfect example of Ansonia's fake and ineffective "street parking ban" during snow storms. I was visiting a friend tonight and this picture says it all.
I had to stop for almost a minute in the road. WHY? Because the car pictured is trying to back into a snow filled parking space on the street. The driver spins and spins and has to make several attempts to shove their car into a snow packed space on the side of Vine Street.
WHY? Because ONCE AGAIN Ansonia didn't enforce it's parking ban during a snow storm so the streets are not properly cleared by the plows and now there is a mess everywhere. You can barely pass down some streets in this area because parked cars, which were NOT supposed to be parked on the street during a snow storm, prevented the town crew from removing snow creating roads that are not safe. No enforcement (again!), no warnings put on cars (again!) and no towing (again!)
This photo and story has been sent to Channel 3, 8, 30 and all major newspapers. Maybe THEY can ask the administration in Ansonia why not enforcing the law, leaving streets full of snow and risking accidents for law abiding citizens trying to drive after a storm is OK.
Hodge Avenue Ansonia, CT
I have only lived in Ansonia for about a year, but last winter I was stunned at the number of cars left parked on the sides of city streets during snowstorms when Ansonia CLAIMED to have a parking ban so it could clear the roads properly.
No snow plow can clear a road when one side (or both) has cars parked one after the other. It's even more frustrating when you look and see many of these homes have empty unused driveways while residents park on the street. (Why someone would park on a street when their residence has a driveway escapes logic, but...)
What can be done this winter, such as today, to insure residents MOVE THEIR CARS OFF THE ROAD so the city can do it's job? I am sure ONE storm where the city towed away illegally parked cars would be enough to teach a valuable lesson.
In fact, if Ansonia got a cut of the towing fees from just one storm it probably could fund a big chunk of the snow removal costs.. THAT is how many cars are left on road during these so called "bans".
203 Wakelee Avenue Ansonia, Connecticut
Valley Indy, this is a great site, but looking through these issues, most of them in my town are done and over with but still listed. Who is responsible to close these? I don't think unplowed roads are really a concern in August.
Johnson Ansonia, CT
black truck w/plow
362 N Main @ Brookside Ave Corner Ansonia, CT
Just one to add to the vast list I am sure.
PLEASE send a “Front Loader” to the corner of Brookside Ave @ corner property of # 362 due to extreme blind spot caused by a tall pile of snow. T-style impact collision this (am) settled between drivers due to ZERO Visibility of oncoming highway traffic.
Thanks and standing by.
Star Street Ansonia, CT
snow has not been cleaned up very well on star street 6th street 7th street roads are to narrow some piles to high on corners and homeowners putting snow into street needs tobe addressed star between 6 and 7 cars park on both side of street (due to parking for 10 7th st) and we have a herd time just to get in and out of driveway parking at least in this section of star should be odd side only so the street opens up and the plows have somewhere to plow the snow also people park way to close to edge of street which adds to blind spots forceing you to drive out further into intersection to see oncomming traffic. if we get more snow it will be a nightmare.. last year parking was odd side only over here for star and it worked out pretty well
70-176 N State St Ansonia, CT 06401, USA
I am at #174 N State St. On-Street parking is almost impossible in front of my house due to a van/car parked there during last snow storm - at night the vehicle from next store (small compact car) parks inbetween this another snow bank left either by private/city plow.
We either need MANDATORY off-street parking and/or ALTERNATE side parking during snow-storms -- as it is getting very dangerous... not only to pedestrians such as myself trying to get to my car to go to work in morning... but to my vehicles; as I am forced to park in the street by my landlord when it's not snowing. If these cars moved - the city plow could clear the streets.
The picture attached - is how our street looked last year during a snow storm; not only did/do our cars get plowed in... but storm drains as well.
We recently were told that we can park off-street until storm(s) end and streets are plowed... but during the blizzard last week -- this was useless due to 2 vehicles parked behind where we park... and the city plow didn't even bother to go around the cars and ATTEMPT to clear in front/behind the vehicle parked!