MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE
Mayor Ed Trzaska
Deputy Mayor Rich Smith
Patricia Graham
Christine Madrid
Mark Conforti 

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
Status of Road Plowing 
Reminders on Driveway Clearing
Good Afternoon:

We would like to provide a status on road clearing.

Montgomery Township Department of Public Works (DPW) has 53 snow plow routes with 149 plow sections. DPW started plowing at 2:00 AM.  In order to fully clear a roadway, we plow each route 5 times until it is cleared curb to curb.

At 3:15 pm, there were 61 sections completed.  DPW Director Art Villano estimates that plowing will generally be finished by around 7:00 PM. Continuing snowfall and snow blowing means more sweeps to clear may be needed in some areas. We appreciate our residents' patience with this process and ask for your cooperation to let plows pass and speed up the clearing process, as follows:
  • Montgomery Township has an ordinance which prohibits "parking on street" during snow emergencies (while snow is falling or plowing is ongoing) which is strictly enforced.
  • DO NOT put snow into the roadway as you clear your driveway and/or sidewalk. Throw snow off the road and "down drift" of the plow which means to the right of your driveway when facing the street. Snow piled "up drift" is more likely to end up back in your driveway! The Township does not clear driveways.
  • If you clear driveways/sidewalks before plowing is done curb-to-curb, expect to have snow that comes off the plow at the end of the driveway or in the sidewalk.
  • Due to snow coming off the plow, mailboxes can be damaged. It is not the intent of the driver to damage a mailbox. If your mailbox is damaged, please click here for reporting instructions.
  • Do not place trash cans out until the plows have passed.
  • Please watch children and keep them out of the plows' path and harm's way.
Thank you for your cooperation!

Montgomery Twp. Dept of Public Works

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