When do snow operations begin?

Once a snow storm is imminent, the Town’s snow plowing crews switch to mandatory 12-hour shifts and begin preparing for the storm. Snow crews work 24/7 until the storm has ceased and snow operations are complete. The Town has 10 large snow plows/spreaders available throughout each storm unless maintenance is required. Depending on the severity of the storm, the Town may also deploy internal snow removal crews in pick-up trucks as necessary and as resources allow.

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1. What are the Town’s snow plowing priorities?
2. When do snow operations begin?
3. Does the Town use salt or sand to assist with snow operations?
4. Will the Town plow residential streets and cul-de-sacs?
5. How is the amount of snowfall calculated to determine if residential streets are plowed?
6. Why do the Town’s plows only make one pass down residential streets instead of plowing curb to curb?
7. Can snow plows push snow to the side of neighborhood streets that will get more sun?
8. When my street was plowed, it created a snow bank on my sidewalk and/or driveway. Will the Town come remove the snow?
9. Who is supposed to shovel around the fire hydrants?
10. Who is responsible for shoveling around the group mailboxes?
11. What can I do to be prepared for a snow storm?
12. Why are bridges icier than streets?
13. Will the Town send a plow to respond to emergency situations?