Why don't I see a plow during a storm?
The Public Works Department is responsible for clearing snow and ice from the 48 miles of Borough owned streets and the PennDOT owned highways located within the Borough limits. Using 10 trucks and a crew of 10 employees along with contracted crews and equipment, it can take up to 8 hours to complete one route through the Borough. This route may need to be repeated any number of times based on the storm. Time is also needed to reload trucks and to switch crews so while you may not see a crew on your street, know that crews are out working.

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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?