Why do plows leave snow on sidewalks, especially at the crosswalks?
The Borough is aware of the difficulty snow plowing can create for sidewalk clearance, particularly at corners. We work with plow drivers to reduce this situation the best we can. However, given the crowded nature of streets and the volume of snow we are dealing with, snow at sidewalk intersections can pile up similar to the situation facing the bottom of driveways. Property owners may need to use ice melt and metal shovels if the snow has become very packed down.

Property owners are always responsible for clearing snow and ice along their sidewalk frontage, crosswalk ramps, corners and bus stops with concrete pads within 24 hours after the snow stops.

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1. Which roads are plowed first?
2. Who is responsible for clearing alleys?
3. Why don't I see a plow during a storm?
4. Why do plows push snow back onton my shoveled sidewalk and driveway?
5. My street still has snow on it even after being plowed, why?
6. Why do plows leave snow on sidewalks, especially at the crosswalks?
7. Am I allowed to pass a snow plow?
8. A plow was speeding past my house, who do I contact?
9. Where do I park when a Snow Emergency is declared?
10. What should be kept in mind when shoveling/plowing drive and walk ways?
11. Why is there a difference in plowing from storm to storm?
12. A fire hydrant is blocked with snow, what do I do?