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Storm Safety Tips

Don’t tailgate snow plows. Stay at least two car-lengths behind a plow. Never cut between a caravan of plows clearing the highway.

Beware of "black ice." In cold temperatures, roads may appear to be wet but are actually glazed with ice.

Don't drive unless you absolutely have to. Keep in mind that bridges, ramps, overpasses and roads in low-lying areas tend to freeze first. Beware of possible power outages affecting traffic signals, downed tree limbs and other debris.

Don’t shovel snow into the street. It’s illegal and can create a safety hazard. It can also result in that same snow being pushed back in front of your driveway by snow plows.

If you shovel your driveway before the plow arrives, shovel to the right (facing the street). Snow plows are angled to the right, so this will minimize the amount that may get plowed back into your driveway.

Don't park on the street unless absolutely necessary. Parking on the street can impede plowing operations and increase the risk of an accident. If you must park on the street, please park as close to the curb as possible, and encourage neighbors to all park one side.

Remove snow and ice from around storm drains. This will help avoid potential flooding.

Clear snow and ice from around fire hydrants. In case of emergency, fire crews will need access to the hydrant.

Revised January 26, 2016

Revised April 6, 2016




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