Patch Readers Say They Were Unaware of Snow Emergency
Trenton police declared a snow emergency Thursday, but Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch readers said they had no idea.
A snowstorm Wednesday night forced the Trenton Police Department to declare a snow emergency, which alerts residents to move their vehicles out of the street to make way for snow plows.
However, several residents said, on the Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch Facebook page, they were completely unaware of the snow emergency.
Trenton officials typically warn the community of snow emergencies by posting the information on the City of Trenton website and the city's cable channel -- channel 12 with Comcast limited basic cable.
Here's what Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch readers said about the snow emergency on Facebook:
- Cary Shillair Bialy I had no clue their was a snow emergency. How do they let you know?
- Jennifer Burnett They dont ticket anybody in my neighborhood ! Cars are always just plowed in
- Charles Charlton One of my suggestions for city improvements in another patch article was for the city to be more proactive with these types of notices. Not everyone has time to sit and watch the city channel (whatever channel that is) and the city website doesn't seem to be consistently updated nor contains most of the information you would expect.
- Cary Shillair Bialy What is the city channel? When I lived in Wyandotte they would cut in whatever channel you were on and make the notice. Maybe they should do something like that? I have 3 kids.. Cartoon channels Nate, lol
- Angela Sieloff The city of Trenton will plow if there is a snowfall of 4 inches or more.
- David Pelletier My neighbor got a ticket, and he and his family were out of town, so how is that fair? Plus the poor guy has cancer and a broken leg...when it rains it pours!!!!