How much snow must fall before you begin snow plowing operations and what roads get plowed first?
  • Each storm is different and there are many variables that are considered when determining when plowing will begin.
  • On the primary roads, every attempt is made to keep the roadway clear of snow "curb to curb".
  • Primary roads are maintained in a passable condition throughout the entire storm.
  • Once the primary roads have been deemed passable, and that condition can be sustained with fewer resources, a decision to deploy plows into the neighborhoods (secondary roads) is considered.
  • We generally will not enter the secondary roads (neighborhoods) to plow snow unless the accumulated snow is going to be problematic.
  • Driveways will not be cleared.
  • Population density dictates what portions of the township are plowed first.
  • We will apply anti-icing chemicals on streets prior to the onset of frozen precipitation when appropriate.
  • We will apply deicing chemicals on snow pack and ice to improve conditions on the neighborhood streets.
  • In the event of snow-packed streets, where the snow-pack can not be melted with chemicals because of very cold temperatures, we will apply sand / abrasives to improve traction.

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1. Are you investigating any alternatives to your current anti-icing/deicing materials?
2. Do you have any tips for dealing with winter snowstorms?
3. How do you track the plowing and salting trucks so you know where they are and how much work has been done?
4. How long does it take to spread salt on the Township roads?
5. How many vehicles do you use for snow plowing?
6. How much snow must fall before you begin snow plowing operations and what roads get plowed first?
7. What can I do to help keep my driveway clear of snow?
8. What if I am a dialysis patient and need to get to the hospital?
9. What if I have a medical emergency and I cannot get out of my street?
10. What is the liquid that dump trucks with large tanks in their truck bodies are spraying on the roadway prior to a storm arriving?
11. What is the Township Winter Storm Response Policy?
12. When do you apply salt to the roadways?
13. Who should I call for snow plowing if the road is a State or County road?
14. How long do I have to clear my sidewalk after a snow storm?
15. The snow plow damaged my mailbox/curb, what do I do?