Residents of Brookline neighborhood prepare for another snow

PITTSBURGH — The roads of Brookline are dry, but when it snows it’s a different story.

“It’s totally covered every time. Last week it was covered until it rained,” said Allie Mooymenaus.

Resident after resident told Channel 11 it’s the same tale. No plows, no salt and no help.

“I live on Kingwood Street and nobody shows up. This last time rain and our neighbors shoveling the street made it go away. My wife made repeated calls to 311, it didn’t do nothing at all,” said James Blair.

With snow now on its way again, these residents are throwing out any suggestion to help the city out.

“Make sure there is a route to everywhere so there are houses over there that are difficult to get there. Maybe plow a main road through there would be good,” said Luke Taylor.

Taylor said he thinks it will help residents if the city is transparent about problem streets so those residents may move their cars the night before rather than wait for a plow that may never come.

“It’s frustrating and scary because there are a lot of hills and you don’t know if you are going to get out or park or leave your house,” Mooymenaus said.

Channel 11 tried asking Mayor Ed Gainey if the city had a new plan to tackle Brookline and surrounding areas, but his office only provided updated numbers on the amount of salt it plans to put out and future plans to cross-train drivers to have more trucks on the roads.

Those residents are hopeful something will change in the near future.

“We are taxpayers up here too I know you need to get the main drags first but run a plow, throw some salt we would be happy,” Blair said.

As for the city’s overall plan, the salting and plowing will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday with 80 plows and more than 20,000 tons of salt.