LYNN (CBS) – A Lynn man said a snowdrift blocked his way so he couldn’t get home Saturday night.
Lloyd Leslie Brown, who lives on Beacon Hill Avenue, comes home late from a double shift and is forced to spend the night in his truck.
Teams of workers plowed through the main Beacon Hill Avenue but in the process, Brown and his four neighbors who also lived off Beacon Hill Avenue were blocked off, although the street name remained unchanged. Brown’s road can be mistaken for a driveway.
Brown said the snowbank is almost as tall as he is. “It is very large.”
“I spent the night in my truck on the street because I couldn’t get on my street,” Brown explains.
“This is a public street. We ran into this problem when we bought a house called Beacon Hill Court,” he said.
Because the parking ban went into effect during the storm, Brown couldn’t leave his truck on the road. He called Lynn DPW every hour on the hour, but no one showed up.
“Midnight rolling. One hour, two hours, three hours, five hours, six hours. No calls, no shows, nothing. ”
Tired of waiting, the neighbors actually got together to clear the snow, which took them over two hours to clear, but they knew they had to do something.
“It was teamwork that solved the problem without the help of cities,” says Brown.
At midday on Sunday, a plow truck arrived and cleared the rest of the street.
Brown said the road is steep and dangerous when it snows and some of his neighbors have special needs.
They have complained to DPW about this before.
“It was quite frustrating. This happened last year. I had to call out of work and my boss was a little annoyed. We just want the effort to be made to facilitate, in an immediate emergency, they need to be here,” Brown said.
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2022/01/31/lynn-beacon-hill-avenue-snowbank-lloyd-leslie-brown/ Lynn Man says Snowbank blocked his way in Saturday’s blizzard – CBS Boston