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Posted on: February 7, 2018

SNOW PLOWING SAFETY REMINDERS

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  • Be patient, please.

The Department of Public works is all-hands-on-deck during snow events and they put in long hours during storms.  They follow pre-planned snow plowing routes and will make it to your street as soon as possible.  Also, although drivers try to minimize the amount of snow at the end of your driveway, there is no way to plow the street so that your driveway remains “snow free.”  Please see the recommendations below to help minimize your shoveling efforts.  

  • Remove your vehicles from public streets when approximately 2 inches of snow has fallen or is predicted to fall.

Parked vehicles in the road not only make it harder for our drivers to thoroughly clean the streets, but it also endangers their safety by forcing them to zigzag in and out of traffic on slippery roads, thereby increasing the potential for an accident to occur.

  • Do not shovel or blow snow into public streets.

This not only defeats the purpose of our snow plowing, but causes unsafe conditions for all drivers.

  • Keep garbage containers for pickup off from the roadway.

Garbage containers should be put out on your driveway or alongside, not in the street.

  • If possible, stay off the road during snow events.

If driving on the roads is necessary, please maintain a safe distance when driving behind a snow plow or salt truck. Stay back at least 200 feet and use brakes carefully. It takes more time and distance to stop in adverse conditions.


DRIVEWAY SNOW SHOVELING RECOMMENDATIONS:  

When shoveling the end of the driveway near the street, place the snow to the right of the driveway (as you face the street). If it is piled on the other side, it is more likely to be pushed into the driveway apron when the streets are being plowed. Also, clear a few feet of the edge of the street and curb to the left of the driveway (as you face the street). This creates a pocket for the snow to spill into and will help reduce the amount of snow at the end of the driveway.


For questions, please contact Public Works at: 414-761-5374

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