Why has my street never been plowed?

All city streets get plowed when snow accumulates to 4 inches or more in a single storm. The following conditions may give the impression that snowplows have not cleared the street:

  • Snow gets packed down on the roads from vehicles prior to snow plowing. In this case, snowplows clear the top layer of loose snow or slush from the surface, but are unable to clear away snowpack and ice down to the bare pavement.
  • Ice on the road may thaw rapidly, leaving slush and loose snow in the roads.
  • Snow cleared from driveways is illegally cast into the road (SCC 4-5-160C).
  • Vehicles parked on the roads, and other obstructions in the road, prevent the plow from adequately clearing the roads. (SCC 11-20-050)

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1. Why didn't my street get plowed sooner?
2. Why did my street not get plowed? It got plowed during the last storm?
3. What gets plowed in a smaller storm?
4. Why has my street never been plowed?
5. Why are there large piles of snow left by my driveway?
6. What if I am handicapped or have special needs that require additional attention?
7. What are the priorities for snow removal?
8. What level of service is expected for snow removal on streets?
9. Can I push snow from my driveway into the road?
10. Why didn’t the city plow or salt my road?