Winter Weather Bulletin from the City Department of Public Service

Dec 6, 2013


Residents also have a role during and after snow storms

  • Drive with extra care and leave additional distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Maintain a distance of no less than 100 feet behind a snow plow truck.
  • Avoid passing snow plow trucks because the drivers cannot always see a smaller car about to pass.
  • Follow snow emergency laws when a snow emergency is declared.
  • When possible, park vehicles in driveways or parking lots and off streets to give plow trucks room to plow.
  • Check on senior citizens, shut-ins and other neighbors with mobility impairments.
  • Whether a home or business, shovel your sidewalk, driveway apron and any wheelchair ramps in front of your home or business.
  • Pile snow in yards.  Never shovel snow into the street or sidewalks.
  • Apply salt, sand or cat litter to icy steps and paths.
  • When the snow begins to melt, clear snow from in front of catch basins by shoveling the snow into storm sewers.  The heat of the storm sewer will melt the snow and allow other melting snow and ice to flow freely into storms sewers.

Thanks for doing your part to make our roadways safe!