How can I help during snow plowing?

Let’s work together to ensure a safe, successful snow removal season. When snow is on the roads, please:

Avoid parking on road

  • Do not park vehicles on roads or culs-de-sac.

Remove obstacles

  • Remove portable basketball hoops or other equipment that is blocking the road or hanging above the road.
  • Trim back any overgrown trees or vegetation.

Secure mailboxes

  • Ensure your mailbox does not extend over the edge of the road.
  • As needed, repair your mailbox or post to withstand the force of snow pushed from the street onto the roadside. (The township repairs or replaces only mailboxes/posts that are actually struck by the plow blade.)

Shovel smartly

  • Shovel your driveway AFTER the snow plow clears your road.
  • Do not shovel your snow into the road.
  • When standing in your driveway facing the road, shovel to your right

Keep fire hydrants clear

  • Clear a 3-foot diameter around fire hydrants.
  • Shovel a path between the hydrant and the street.

Snow plow tips infographic

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1. How do I report a road concern?
2. Who owns, maintains and plows my road?
3. How can I help during snow plowing?
4. What if I experience a problem during winter maintenance?
5. How many workers and trucks are involved in winter maintenance?
6. Who determines when winter maintenance / snow plowing is needed?
7. How do winter operations work?
8. What is the difference between a primary and secondary snow route?
9. What are we doing to the reduce cost and increase the effectiveness of our winter maintenance program?
10. How does Public Works prepare for winter maintenance?