Driveways and Snowplows
Why does my driveway get plowed back in?
The County's snowplow driver's do not intentionally block any driveway or vehicle. Every effort is made to clear roads and storm drains to prevent icing conditions if remaining snow melts and refreezes.
- Do not plow or shovel snow into the street - this is illegal and can create a safety hazard, and it can result in that same snow being pushed back in front of your driveway.
- Residents can help by shoveling snow to the right of their driveway (facing the street) or into their yards to minimize the amount that may get plowed back into your driveway and sidewalks.
- If you shovel your driveway before the plow comes through, always shovel to the right (facing the street). Snowplows are angled to the right. It's the best way to minimize the amount that may get plowed back into your driveway.
- If street parking is unavoidable, try to get your neighbors to move all of the vehicles from the street at once, or park only on one side of the street.
Revised January 28, 2014