Clearing Your Driveway

Snow removal is hard work and we know how frustrating it can be to see your work get undone. Snow plowed from the roads creates a dense pile of heavy snow or ice wherever it lands. If that is at the end of your driveway, it can be hard to get through and hard to move it. While plowing the roadways, our crews try to minimize the amount of snow that gets plowed into driveways but it is not completely avoidable. City plows have hundreds of miles of roadways to clear and it is imperative that they keep moving. That does not allow for custom plowing operations.

Driveway Clearing Method

In order to minimize the amount of snow in your driveway please refer to the diagram to the right. It shows the suggested driveway clearing method. Using the identified location for the mailbox will also help minimize the amount of snow that gets placed around your mailbox after the plow passes. To avoid duplicate work while clearing your driveway, try to shovel snow from your driveway after the plow has been by.

Avoid Shoveling Snow Into Street

Remember, if you put the snow from your driveway or sidewalks into the street it will become an obstruction for vehicles. Additionally, when the plow comes by, it may create a heavy dense pile at the end of the driveway. Whenever possible, avoid putting snow into the street.

Driveway Clearing Diagram

Snow plow Diagram