Department of Public Works
How You Can Help
- 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.
- Shovel snow into your yard 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) to reduce the amount of snow that could be plowed back into your driveway.
- Park in your driveway, if you have one, to allow plows to get through your street. If you park at the end of the drive, you won't have to shovel as much snow to get out. If street parking is unavoidable, try to get neighbors to park on one side of the street. This will give snow plows access to clear more of your street.
- You can help avoid potential flooding by clearing snow and ice around storm drains.
- Clear snow and ice around fire hydrants in case of emergency.
Revised October 3, 2011