Why is there a difference in plowing from storm to storm?
One of the biggest factors that determine the Borough’s performance is the type of storm and range of temperatures. Additionally, plowing 6-8 inches is vastly different than a blizzard of 18-24 inches as the volume of snow changes, but the space to move it to does not change.

During the winter each storm poses unique problems to snowplow operators. Storms with low temperatures can be difficult because de-icing agents become less effective at the lower temperatures. Storms with high winds also are a challenge because the snow quickly blows back onto the roadway after the plows pass. ?

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1. Which roads are plowed first?
2. Who is responsible for clearing alleys?
3. Why don't I see a plow during a storm?
4. Why do plows push snow back onton my shoveled sidewalk and driveway?
5. My street still has snow on it even after being plowed, why?
6. Why do plows leave snow on sidewalks, especially at the crosswalks?
7. Am I allowed to pass a snow plow?
8. A plow was speeding past my house, who do I contact?
9. Where do I park when a Snow Emergency is declared?
10. What should be kept in mind when shoveling/plowing drive and walk ways?
11. Why is there a difference in plowing from storm to storm?
12. A fire hydrant is blocked with snow, what do I do?