NO DAMAGE OR POWER OUTAGES FROM SNOWFALL
Snow, sleet, rain and wind bombarded the island sporadically during the course of four days — including 10 inches last Thursday — but the storms departed without causing any power outages or major accidents.
“We are fortunate in Jamestown to have such a talented and dedicated group of employees who can be relied upon to make our community safe,” Town Administrator Andy Nota said.
According to Town Engineer Mike Gray, 10 drivers for the highway department arrived at work early last Thursday and plowed until 2 a.m. Friday. Making the situation more difficult, he said, was that the snow was preceded by rain, creating a sheet of ice on the streets.
“That caused nasty conditions,” he said.
Plows were back on the streets Friday into Saturday morning sanding the roads, and trucks made a final push Sunday following another inch of snow.
The only issue, Nota said, was a slumping telephone pole along Mackerel Cove. National Grid, however, installed a support beam before any power was lost. Following an inspection Monday, Nota said most of the poles along that stretch need to be replaced.