The city of Maumee asks all residents to adhere to the following:
- IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE STREET UNTIL IT IS CLEARED. PLOWING AROUND CARS SLOWS THE PLOWS DOWN.
- Once we have cleared the street, do not put, push or blow the snow from your driveway back into the street. Passing motorists drive over the fresh snow and pack it down. When temperatures drop, that snow forms slippery patches making it a driving hazard to motorists.
- When possible, wait until the second snowplow pass before clearing your driveway. Most phone calls are from residents who have spent a lot of time clearing the driveway only to have the plow driver return from the second time to push the snow to the curb and it is back on the driveway.
- For your safety, and the safety of the snowplow drivers, give them plenty of room to make wide turns and do not tailgate or pass the plows.
- If you live on a cul-de-sac, be aware of the following facts: * It is illegal for the plows to drive against regular traffic flow to clear the snow into the cul-de-sac. * Due to the scientific principal centrifugal force, the snowplows cannot throw snow to the center of the cul-de-sac.
LEVEL ONE SNOW EMERGENCY –
Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.
- Roads are icy.
- Caution should be used when driving.
LEVEL TWO SNOW EMERGENCY –
- Roadways are extremely hazardous with ice, blowing and drifting snow.
- Only those persons who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways.
- Your employer should be contacted to see if you should report to work.
LEVEL THREE SNOW EMERGENCY –
- All roadways are closed to non-emergency traffic.
- Employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work.
- An employer may request that all essential employees report to work.
- All other travel may be subject to arrest.