Updated: Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013, 11:18 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013, 7:29 PM EST
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) -- Some streets in Bridgeport are still covered by snow, one week after the the Blizzard of 2013. The city's response to the big storm is the focus of a public hearing tonight and some folks are anxious to give the 'powers-that-be' a peace of their mind.
"They failed us. They failed the city of Bridgeport," said John Worobel, Nelson Ambulance branch manager.
Worobel works for a private ambulance service that keeps five emergency vehicles in the Park City.
"Our Bridgeport division on Nobel Avenue was abandoned by the city. Nobel Avenue was never plowed," said Worobel.
To get his ambulances out, he had the street plowed himself and many other residents took matters into their own shovels.
"My neighbors and myself got together and we started shoveling an artery wide enough for at least a car to get through," said Annabela Miranda.
"It's not the first blizzard we've had or the large snow storm? Why was this one such a mess," said Maria Pires.
Some complained plows were scarce while other city vehicles had no problem responding to the storm.
"Because you've got your tow trucks out there when you didn't show up with your snow trucks," said one man.
A few speakers came in defense of Bridgeport.
"You could not even imagine the 30 inches of snow that was coming, I can't blame you for that either," said one woman.
Mayor Finch says he is open to all feedback.
"There is always room for improvement and that's why we are here today. We want to hear your comments," said Mayor Finch.
They added even more time for the hearing but still some left without being heard.
"It's embarrasing and it's, I don't even know what to say. It's beyond disgusting," said Worobel.