The Service Department is responsible for clearing over 57.402 miles of roadways in the Township, most of which serve residential areas. From there, either the State or the County maintains the remaining portion of the roads. On many streets, the lack of curbs to clearly define the roadway and mailboxes make it very challenging for plow operators, and our priority is to guarantee access to police, fire, and paramedic services, as well as provide clear safe roads for our residents.
SNOW REMOVAL TIPS
- Delay non-essential travel until after the roads have been cleared.
- When using a snow blower or plow to clear your driveway, do not put the snow out in the street.
- To avoid shoveling your driveway entrance twice, wait until the plow truck is finished plowing the street before you shovel the end of your driveway. The plow truck operator has no choice in where to put the snow. It has to go off to the side of the road, which may include your driveway entrance.
- Do not park on the street during a snow emergency; remove any obstruction from the right of way that would impair the salt truck (i.e., portable basketball hoops).
- When removing snow from your driveway, if you are facing the road, place the snow to the right of the driveway. This will allow for more efficient plowing and will help keep snow from ending up back in your driveway when the plow comes through a second time.
Please be especially careful and courteous when driving around salt trucks and snowplows. Remember:
- Do not pass a snowplow.
- Do not assume the snowplow operator can see you. Every truck has blind spots that reduce side and rear visibility.
- Allow plenty of stopping distance; do not follow too closely. This also reduces the chance of loose material hitting your vehicle.
- Keep your headlights on low beam.
- Slow down.