Depending on where your driveway is located, it can receive more snow than the driveway across the street or next door. Following is a list of driveway locations that typically receive more snow than others:
- First driveway downstream from an intersection, especially those located close to the corner
- Certain driveways located within a cul-de-sac
- First driveway downstream from a cul-de-sac
- Driveways that are a long distance downstream from their neighbor’s driveway
- Driveways on the down-wind (drifted) side of the street
This phenomenon occurs because snow builds up in front of the plow blade when plowing right-curving roads, long straight distances between driveways, and snow drifts. Then when the plow gets to the next driveway, the snow slumps onto the open pavement. This is an unfortunate result of the location of the driveway, roadway geometry, and snow plow angle. DPW plays no favorites when plowing past the City’s 40,000+ driveways. Contrary to popular belief there is no easy method to equalize the amount of snow plowed onto each driveway.