Courtesy of Catherine Cribbs – HOAMCO
With the onset of winter in the White Mountains comes snowfall and the challenges of keeping streets clear and safely passable.
When snow is removed from the road, the snow plow operator has to pile it as far off the shoulder as possible to protect the road surface and make room for traffic and more snow. The amount of snow fall determines how much to the side of the road the snow can be placed. The plowing operation creates a “snow berm.” Widening roads too much causes a massive snow berm that can cause damage to the road and to vehicles. It is impossible to plow and not leave a berm. Please do not shovel the snow back onto the street.
Heavy snowfall disrupts daily living. Dealing with it can be frustrating for everyone. The snowplow crew will do their best to minimize any inconvenience and, if necessary, plowing crews will work around the clock. What you can do to help:
- Do not park your motor vehicles on the roadway.
- For your safety, keep driving to a minimum during a snowstorm unless necessary.
- It is recommended to not shovel snow from your driveway street edge until the street has been completely plowed back to the edge of the road to save you from shoveling the driveway edge twice.
When a snowplow is working in the community it has the right of way. Please use caution. We appreciate your understanding and support.