Time and time again during the winter months, we set out to battle the weather, for long freezing hours at a time, day or night. Our mission: to make the roads as safe and accessible as possible in the face of the weather. The priority is to create a pathway for vehicles, especially emergency vehicles, such as ambulances, fire trucks or police. This means putting the lanes of the road above all else. Along with this task, we are doing everything in our power to keep driveways open and accessible as well.
Unfortunately, snow cannot disappear when it is plowed. It can only pile up.
In fact, the only way that snow can be plowed is by naturally coming off of the edges of the plow towards the side, forming a windrow that must always push to the right side of the drive lane into the gutter.
As much as we want to, we cannot plow from the driveway or gutter back to the center of the road. That would block the roadway.
As we tackle what Mother Nature hands us, you may take a couple steps to prevent your driveway from being blocked by snow.
- If you can, wait until after snow is plowed on the roads before shoveling your driveway.
- Plow a space to the right of your driveway for snow to go (see diagram or video below).
We are focused on maximizing safety and open space on roadways, which can be a grueling cycle when the precipitation is ongoing.
We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding during these big snowstorms and all winter weather that we may face.