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    Default Thank-You to Wayland's Emergency Services During the Floods

    I'd like to take a momemnt to say Thank-You to Way;land's Emergency Service personnel for their dedication and hard work during the recent floods. The Public Safety Dispatchers have answered hundreds (and possibly thousands) of calls concerning road closures, have provided alternative routes when possible for motorists in addition to other calls for service. The Firefighters have responded to homes with flooded cellars,handled medical emergency calls with our Paramedics who also deserve thanks, checked on downed power lines, fallen trees, and conducted a drafting operation on Rolling Lane in an attempt to help save some ot he residences in that area. The Police Department and its Officers have assisted with traffic control, helped disabled motorists who became stranded in flood waters,provided directions for motorist seeking alternate routes in addition to their normal calls for service. DPW personnel set up barricades and detour signage as needed, cleared clogged catchbasins to help alleviate flooding conditions, removed fallen trees from roadways, and assisted with operation of the Pelham Island Road Shuttle.

    Boston Duck Tours, Tthe Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and the Wayland School Department and the Bus Drivers also deserve recogntion for providing vehicles for the Pelham Island Road Shuttle. "Old Gloria," the Duck Boat provided residents with a unique opportunity to view the flooding. In addition, MassHighway was of great assistance in providing barriers and signage as needed to route motorists away from flooded areas.

    Again, Thank-You for your great work !!
    Last edited by Thomas Turner; 04-03-2010 at 09:14 PM.

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    Agreed, big thanks to everyone who's helped out. I heard that the Wayland Public Library "hosted" a number of energetic volunteers working a "book brigade" a day or two ago.

    It'll be small consolation to those inconvenienced, or worse, literally flooded, but there must be some great photos that residents have taken. Let's post them (or links to them) in this thread. Here are two that I took with my camera phone this morning from the Sudbury side of Sherman's Bridge. A Sudbury town employee who came along said that he expected the peak to be an inch or two higher around midday.

    It's not clear at all, but on the far (east) side of Sherman's Bridge, you can just make out a group of cyclists who waded across the bridge carrying their bikes overhead. Unfortunately, I got there too late to catch them in action.

    In this shot, I'm pointing the camera a bit farther north than straight across the bridge.

    These next three were taken by a friend of mine at Russell's Garden Center, on Pelham Island Road (go Gloria!), and at the 20-27 intersection.

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    Jeff, the Pelham Island Road with the Duck Boat is the 'Picture of the Year' for Wayland... you should submit it to the Crier for that purpose and, of course, get a credit.

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    My friend gets the credit for the 3 decent pics, including the one of the duck boat.

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    The men and women of the Police and Fire Departments deserved a lot of thanks and credit for what they done during the severe floodining also the DPW folks have done alot of work also as well as Boston Duck Tours and the DCR for helping us with the army truck we have alot of cleaning up ahead of us after the waters recede again a BIG THANK YOU TO ALL CONCERNED
    Richard P Turner

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