DPW monitors street conditions throughout the winter and notes when snow on residential streets is building up. In response to those conditions, DPW scrapes residential streets periodically throughout the winter as time/equipment/scheduling permits.
Snow/ice pack on residential streets is cleared with road graders and loaders, which place hydraulic downforce on the pavement. This activity pops up and removes packed snow/ice accumulation. Scraping activity can push larger ice and snow chunks onto driveway aprons. If the chunks are very large, DPW will move them with a tractor. Otherwise it is the resident’s responsibility to clear the end of their driveway if they wish to keep it clear.