NOW is the time for snow info!

Apparently, I was early in giving you information in December about snow and ice. I think January will change all that!

According to the city of Maumee website, here is information you will need about the upcoming winter weather, snowplows, sidewalk clearing, etc. Once city plows 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. Can’t wait until someone invents a snow-melting machine to remove snow and the resulting water to taken away and recycled. Clearing heavy snow from the end of a driveway after a plow has placed it there is backbreaking work!

Remember to clear your sidewalks within 24 hours of the snowfall!


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