A Message from the Commissioner
With the seasonal snowfall quickly approaching, the Road District is ready to combat snow and ice on the 102 miles of Township roads, making them safer for motorists. Crews are promptly mobilized when a storm begins, day or night.
WHAT IF A SNOWPLOW DAMAGES MY RIGHT-OF-WAY?
The Road District understands that there could be some damage to right-of-ways due to snow plowing operations. It is our policy to repair right-of-ways in April, May and early June, weather permitting, as this is the best time for the germination of grass seed.
WHY DOES MY DRIVEWAY GET PLOWED IN?
The snowplows are designed to direct snow to the curb side of the plow blade. “Side delivery plows” are the fastest and most efficient means available to remove snowfall from the streets. As a result, snow is discharged along the length of the shoulder, the right-of-ways and the private driveway areas. The Township has thousands of private driveways abutting Township streets, the cleaning of which is the responsibility of the property owner.
Manpower and equipment limitations prohibit the Road District from responding to routine requests to remove snow from private driveways. Therefore, we strongly recommend residents delay clearing the driveway until the snowplows have cleaned the majority of your street. Road District ordinance prohibits the discharge of snow onto the Township streets. This illegally placed snow may freeze or become compacted, creating a safety hazard for all motorists.