No School Monday, Feb. 11, as Branford Plows Out

Branford schools are closed on Monday as we dig out of the Blizzard of 2013. Has your street been cleared yet? Here's the rundown of where the plows have been according to you.


With much of Branford still covered in snow, recovery efforts are underway. The payloaders and plows are out, but with so much to do, many roads have not been plowed and school has been closed for tomorrow.

Here's the message from Superintendent Hamlet Hernandez: "Branford Public Schools will close tomorrow Monday, February 11, 2013 to continue recovery operations associated with the Blizzard of 2013. Please continue to monitor the District website and your email for updates regarding the reopening of school. Please be safe."

On Facebook we asked if your road has been plowed. Here's the list so far according to Branford Patch readers.


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Plowed Roads

  • Alps Road
  • Applewood Road
  • Bellview
  • Carl
  • Cedrus Court
  • Conifer
  • Chestnut Street
  • Church Street
  • Court Street
  • Clark Avenue
  • Danyon
  • Dorchester
  • East Main Street
  • Evergreen Place
  • Flat Rock
  • Florence Road
  • Greenfield
  • Hemlock Road
  • Hoadley Road
  • Hotchkiss Grove
  • Indian Neck Avenue
  • Limewood
  • Linden Avenue
  • Main Street
  • Maple Street
  • Meadow Street
  • Mona Street 
  • Old Smugglers Road
  • Orchard Hill
  • Parker Place
  • Pent Road
  • Piscitello
  • Prospect Street
  • Rice Terrace
  • Rose Hill (one lane)
  • Shore Drive
  • Short Beach Road
  • Stannard Avenue
  • Sunset Hill
  • Svea Avenue
  • Terhune Avenue
  • Whitewood
  • Yowago

Not Plowed

  • Beach Place
  • Beechwood
  • Brocketts Lane
  • Brocketts Point Road
  • Curve Street
  • Driscoll
  • Elm Street
  • Farm River Road
  • Hammer Place
  • Haycock Point
  • Hopkins Court
  • Hopson Avenue
  • Lincoln Avenue
  • Marshall Place
  • Marshall Road
  • Mill Creek
  • Monroe Street
  • Montoya Circle
  • Pawson Park
  • Pine Hollow Road
  • Rock Pasture Road
  • Rogers Street
  • Seastrand Road
  • School Street Ext.
  • Tabor Drive
  • Valley Street
  • Wilcox Place
  • Woods Circle

More on the Blizzard

  • How to Shovel Snow...Safely
  • Malloy Says Snow Cleanup Will Take a 'Number of Days'
  • Don't forget how hard your plow guys are working
  • Connecticut Travel Ban in Effect as of 4PM
  • Winter Storm Safety for Pets
  • Why Do Snowstorms Have Names Now?
  • Thursday Blizzard Updates: Branford Schools Closed
  • Patch's Poll: Are You Prepared for the Blizzard?
  • Blizzard Watch Issued for Branford
chip February 10, 2013 at 06:53 PM
With all due respect, this is not a very complete listing, and not terribly accurate from what we have witnessed on a short drive in the past hour. Also, we saw four state plow trucks, all at the Parthenon Diner and no Branford plows at all on our trip through town, down route 1 and back into Pine Orchard.
Elm Tree February 10, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Rogers seems like a pretty important street...
Elm Tree February 10, 2013 at 06:54 PM
At least there is progress somewhere else in town today.
shelley February 10, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Cedar Street? Laurel Hill Road? Pineview Drive? Any of these roads plowed as of Sunday?
norma b February 10, 2013 at 07:09 PM
you are right, i live in highland ave, no plowed neither clark st. we cannot go out
Jenn McCulloch February 10, 2013 at 07:17 PM
Cedar Street was clear plowed last night. Not sure on the others.
Jenn McCulloch February 10, 2013 at 07:18 PM
As mentioned above, this is the list of what Branford Patch readers have shared via Facebook (facebook.com/branfordpatch)
Paget Hester February 10, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Does anyone know about flooding on the roads near the River? This has been a problem before.
Richard Keenan Greenalch, Jr. February 10, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Yowago Avenue on the Water Side of RT 146 has not been plowed since Friday Night.
Alicia Mullen February 10, 2013 at 08:26 PM
No plows!! Beechwood is not plowed, not on list PW is not doing their job, sorry but that's the truth! They did not work all night of storm and went home at 3pm yesterday. FD/PD used private contractors to respond to impassable roads!!
ckb February 10, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Orchard Hill has been plowed...right after my husband got done snow blowing a good portion of it.
Julie Amann February 10, 2013 at 10:49 PM
Ramona Way isn't even on either list!????
Steve from SAAC February 10, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Two solid days of shoveling--wow, my muscles are feeling it! Hope road crews can get a handle on this situation soon--though for sure I am aware that the weight and depth of snow makes this far more than the usual snow removal challenge.
bball fan February 10, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Can someone please explain to the purpose of wasting time and resources plowing out all of the school parking lots? If the roads aren't clear, there isn't going to be any school anyways. Why not get the roads first, purley as a safety measure, and then attack the empty lots. The last plow to go down my street was Saturday morning at around 9:00. I was out on 2 occasions today and quite literally did not see one town plow. I know it's a lot of snow but where are they all? When we get a 6 inch snow, the plows are blowing up and down my street all night plowing dry pavement.
Paulette Hansen February 11, 2013 at 01:47 AM
Nothing done on Wilcox Place either, right off of Alps Rd. So close & yet so far.
Hugh g Rection February 11, 2013 at 06:47 AM
the PW did everything possible to clear the roads in the short time that they had to satisfy the overly spoiled people of branford. this storm was a historic weather event. most of the fellas passed on lunch and had one dinner in approximately 30 hours of plowing. then worked 18+ hours sunday into monday. maybe the entitled citizens of this great town should start bitching at mother nature instead.
4myfamily February 11, 2013 at 12:02 PM
I agree!! I have not seen a plow on my road since Friday!!
bball fan February 11, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Oooooo, they passed on lunch. I'm sure they are not passing on the OT. I can honestly say that one plow drove down the middle of our road, which is not a dead end or cul de sac, over 48 hours ago. And it's not like I am one person in one part of town complaining. It is all over town. So where are they? Why waste time plowing empty school lots, when there isn't going to be school for days with the way the roads are. Do we need to be paying weekend overtime to be shoveling the school walkway? That same snow will be there Mon, Tues and Weds when the kids aren't in school. All the town politicians are quick to blame CL&P during previous storms for their unpreparedness. Now they are awfully quiet when it is all on them. How come they demand that CLP give time frames for power restoration, but I can't get boo out of Unk when I will see a plow?
Hugh g Rection February 11, 2013 at 10:21 PM
i'm sorry that you only seem to fixate on the part of my statement that you can draw some negativity out of, while ignoring all of the other valid points. these are the facts even if they burn you up. the town does not own the type of equipment necessary to move this much snow in a timely fashion. so its likely to be a long journey back to normal roadway conditions. the small trucks used to clear parking lots have absolutely no effect on the roadways with this type of accumulation. so why not get a jump on the schools before it gets to be a race? it all has to be done eventually, the main roads and side streets as well as the parking lots. i witnessed the PW doing all the could with contractor rental equipment and dump trucks clearing the center of town today. and guess what? they only put a dent in it. again. non-stop with no breaks. we all want it done yesterday. thats not happening.
MRusso February 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM
Briarwood Lane is terrible! One lane and very dangerous.


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