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It is not the policy of the Borough to direct any resident or citizen where to park in an emergency (i.e. we do not require residents to park in alleys when a snow emergency is declared), we can only instruct where parking is not permitted.
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So why does the Borough push the snow off the road onto the shoulder, only to come back and push the snow farther back on the shoulder? The truck usually makes one pass to open the road up so residents may get in and out. Then the truck comes back to widen the road and then the shoulders for future snow accumulation. Residents sometimes call and ask why we cannot pick up the blade when going by their driveway. This is not a practical solution and our drivers would never finish clearing the roads due to the multitude of driveways.
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.
During the winter each storm poses unique problems to snowplow operators. Storms with low temperatures can be difficult because de-icing agents become less effective at the lower temperatures. Storms with high winds also are a challenge because the snow quickly blows back onto the roadway after the plows pass. ?