I just shoveled my sidewalk. Why did the City snow plow push snow on it?
Some areas of the City have narrow public right-of-ways, which results in the sidewalk being very close to the street. When plowing, the snow may end up on the sidewalk that was just shoveled. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes you.

If your schedule permits, you may want to wait and clear your sidewalk after City plows have passed through your street. If it is a significant snowfall, the snowplows will probably be back. Streets are typically opened with one pass through, so that streets can be made passable for drivers as soon as possible. Snowplows may return to open the street curb-to-curb. This is done to clear areas for on-street parking, where it is permitted, and to allow melting snow to drain into catch basins. We regret that you may find some of this snow on your recently shoveled sidewalk and you have to shovel it again.

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1. How does the City decide which streets get plowed first?
2. How do City crews respond to ice on roadways?
3. Why do the City snow plows push snow into my driveway and who is responsible for clearing the snow?
4. I just shoveled my sidewalk. Why did the City snow plow push snow on it?
5. Why is the snow plow operator driving so fast considering the road conditions?
6. Can snow from my driveway be pushed across the street?
7. When does my sidewalk need to be cleared and whose responsibility is it?
8. Who do I contact if a city snow plow hits my mailbox?
9. What if landscaping or irrigation in the right-of-way is damaged?
10. Who do I contact if a City snow plow damages my lawn?
11. What about people who are physically not able to clear sidewalks adjacent to their property?
12. Why does the code not include a warning for snow removal?
13. Are there instances where the city code does not apply, for example, if I live on a school route?
14. Can I still be ticketed for failure to remove snow and ice even if I am on vacation or on winter break from school?
15. If I'm ticketed, what are the fines?