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Winter Snow Removal

Snow plowing is a time consuming operation, and depending on the amount of inches and severity of a snowstorm, after the snow ends - With only four full time employees, it may take the road crew four to eight hours or more to plow the roads. The day after the storm the Highway Department, if needed, will come out with our front-end loader to clean up the courts, islands, cul-de-sacs, and other hard to plow areas where snow is still a hindrance.

  • The order of snow plowing streets is: Main roads, secondary roads, side streets, developments, and then alleys. Curb to curb plowing requires two or three passes per side on most streets.
  • Driveways or parking spaces which may have been cleared immediately after a storm and before the Township trucks get to that street, may be plowed shut later. It is not the Township's responsibility to re-open driveways.
  • Mailboxes are on the right-of-way. If mailboxes are damaged from the snow, slush, or ice discharge from the plow chute - and not actually hit by the plow - it is the property owner's responsibility to repair. Mailboxes and support posts should be structurally sound enough to handle any plowing conditions. Trees, shrubbery, or other objects on the Right-of-Way, that may be damaged from snow plow discharge, are not the responsibility of the Township to repair or replace.
  • Sometimes, on un-curbed streets and in developments, lawns may be damaged from plowing, if not marked properly. It is the property owner's responsibility to mark with posts or reflective markers within one foot of the roadway. After a few inches of snow - it is almost impossible for the plow operators to tell where the road ends and the grass line begin. Along open sections or curves, where there is no visible objects (mailbox, poles, fence, etc.) markers should be placed. The Township will not repair lawns that were not marked.
  • Do not shovel or blow snow into the street. The crews work long hours clearing the roads, please following these guidelines and be patient during snow removal operations.
  • Do not follow too closely or pass plow trucks. Be aware for trucks turning around or backing up during snow clearing of intersections.