Our road crew makes every effort to keep the roads cleared during inclement weather. Main arteries linking development areas to main roads have plowing priority. Housing developments are next. Because cul-de-sacs in a housing plan are not thruways to the majority of motorists or school students within a development, customarily they are given last priority.
Do not park in the street. The snow plows are unable to perform their jobs property with a vehicle in their way.
Do not shovel or plow snow from your driveway or walkway into the street, this creates a hazardous condition for all vehicles. Snow should be shoveled or plowed to the right side of the driveway as you are facing the intersecting roadway. By piling the snow away from the oncoming direction of the snow plows, the snow will not be pushed back onto the driveway.
If your vehicle should become stuck in the snow, do not abandon it in the roadway. Get it moved over to the curb or berm so that snow plows and emergency vehicles can get past it.
When following a salt truck, keep a safe distance. Expect trucks to make sudden stops or turns while in the operation of snow removal.
When calling the Public Works Department or other municipal offices for service, keep messages simple and direct. Be certain to state the problem and its location.
A truck with a raised plow does not necessarily mean your area has been completed. They may be returning to the garage for fuel, additional materials, assisting in an emergency, etc.
The state and county are responsible for state and county roads. Private roads and private lanes are not the township’s responsibility.
If you see a township road condition that needs attention, please call the township road crew at 724-625-1826.