During Plowing

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  • As the winter snow season is here, please do not plow across or in the town road.  Keep snow on your property and in an area that does not obstruct your view or that of drivers on the roadway.  If you hire someone to plow, be sure they are aware and follow this rule.
     
  • Please also check your mailboxes periodically for rotted post, especially when we near the winter season. Our plow drivers are warned to take all precautions to avoid striking mailboxes with the wing of the plow.  Here are some tips for mailbox placement to help reduce damage during winter plowing; Mail boxes should be shoveled out so they are clearly visible.  It would also be helpful if you put 3” high reflective letters on to identify the address to assist emergency vehicles.  Mail box post size must not exceed 4” by 4” for a wooden post.  Posts that are more substantial in construction are considered “deadly fixed objects” and are not permitted within the town “right-of-way”.  It is also prudent to check posts for rot or deterioration, particularly at the base to insure they will not break under the weight of the snow.
     
  • Heavy slush discharged from a plow will knock down a mailbox.  Most mailboxes, if properly placed and installed, will withstand heavy slush.  The town will NOT be responsible for damage done to mailboxes knocked down by heavy snow or slush. If we do damage your mailbox or post while plowing, we ask you attempt to make any needed repair on your own.  We will certainly do our best to help if you are elderly or unable.

    Placing your mailbox on the side of your driveway away from approaching traffic will allow our driver to properly clear the roadway and to get as close as possible to your mailbox to minimize the amount of shoveling you will have to do to clear your mailbox for the postal carrier.

 

  • When placing your garbage bins outside during a snowstorm, please make sure they are off the road.

 

  • A typical one time plow/truck run may take up to 2-3 hours to do depending upon the amount of snow that has fallen, how heavy it is snowing currently and how we have to treat the roads.  Please be patient.  If it seems like the plow never came down your road, it did.  It just takes time.

 

  • Our Highway crew works long and hard to keep your town roads safe and clean.