Warwick Watch was alerted by a few concerned Arnolds Neck residents regarding a Warwick DPW plow truck operator just sitting in his truck for almost an hour, hanging out at Arnold's Neck, doing nothing. The Arnolds Neck area, as well as the rest of the City side streets, were covered in about 2 inches of ice and slush and were hazardous to drive on. After the Mayor's office and the Public Work's Director & Supervisor were contacted, this City Employee was radioed to get to work. He left his parked area at 2:02 pm.
The plow on this truck was never dropped on some of the steepest city streets in Warwick. The rest is self explanatory.
This is the second day in a row that Warwick Watch has personally witnessed the majority of DPW employees pulling into the City DPW yard at around 2:35 ish pm. This plow truck today left the Apponaug area at around 2:28 pm and pulled into the DPW yard at 2:37pm. DPW employees (excluding sanitation) are scheduled to work daily until 3:30 pm.
This is yet another reason why GPS needs to be installed in all Warwick City vehicles.
DPW PERSONNEL SUPPLEMENT 2017-2018 (excludes admin, building maintenance, engineering & ).