Montgomery Co. hits goal for plowed roads a few hours late | News
ROCKVILLE, Md (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett took a big risk with a promise to get one pass with a plow through every street in the county by seven this morning.
It took a few extra hours, and there may be a few pockets, but it looks like a promise fulfilled.
The service road off Norbeck Road in Rockville may have been among the last streets in Montgomery County to finally see a plow.
“Nobody wants to take any responsibility,” said Jim Morrow, who was trapped by the snow along with about 15 other families. “Nobody seems to understand where the service road is. And they won't plow. They won't turn and go down this road.”
Morrow has called the county repeatedly, only to be told his road has already been cleared and there's no one else to call.
“We're only three miles from the county executive's office and nobody can come down here,” Morrow said.
Then a surprise. Two bobcats and three plows showed up.
“Bruce, this is amazing,” said Morrow. “You show up and suddenly these guys show up….You must have a GPS.”
They not only plowed out the service road, they cleared people's driveways.
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And that was not the only time our arrival preceded county plows. Worthington Road in Bethesda was passable, but it had not seen a plow by Leggett's deadline either.
“It's Thursday tomorrow, we've got to get back to work!” said Shaun Deschene.
Neighbor Judith Travis couldn't believe she's still waiting for a plow.
“Don't make promises you can't keep,” Travis said.
Half an hour after we left Worthington Road, a plow turned up there too.
“They follow you everywhere to where the problems are,” said Morrow.
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