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Snow removal explained

First, we would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to all the town residents that have been patient and complimentary (this and past winter) of the snow removal efforts of the Town of Pulaski Department of Public Works.
In an effort to obtain optimum results during the snow removal process, I would like to discuss the town’s policy, procedure and guidelines.
Snow removal crews/drivers each are assigned a specific territory. When we receive normal snowfall with moderate accumulation and free of any hazardous mixes of sleet or freezing rain, crews are dispatched simultaneously to their assigned territory. In the event of severe weather of accumulation and precipitation mixes, snow removal routes are prioritized accordingly:

PRIORITY ONE
Primary roads: (Rt. 11, Rt. 99, E. Main Street, Bob White Blvd., Memorial Drive, Dora Hwy, S. Washington Ave.)

PRIORITY TWO
Secondary roads: (Randolph Ave., Jefferson Ave., N. Washington Ave, Peppers Ferry Rd., Franklin Ave. Newbern Rd., Northwood Drive, Prospect Ave., Henry Ave., Mt. Olivet Rd., Case Knife Rd., Pleasant Hill Dr., Pierce Ave.)

PRIORITY THREE
Residential and side streets: Subdivisions (Twin Oaks, Peppers Ferry Meadow, 1st – 16th St. NW, 1st – 8th St. NE, 1st – 6th St. SE, SW and all other side streets.

PRIORITY FOUR
All Dead End and single lane streets.
The town does not treat graveled areas, private driveways, and most alleys. AN ALLEY IS TREATED IF IT IS THE ONLY ACCESS TO A RESIDENCE. If a residence has street access, rear alleys are not treated.

SIDEWALKS
The only sidewalks treated during snow removal are those fronting town owned buildings/property, and along side the bridges. We do not treat sidewalks in the residential neighborhoods.

BUSINESSES
Business owners are responsible for the sidewalk in front of their respective businesses.

SNOW REMOVAL:
POLICY & PROCEDURES
We certainly understand and respect the need of each citizen to travel during inclement weather. We want to ensure that the streets are as clear and safe as possible for travel. I would like to refer to some guidelines that will help both citizens and snow removal crews experience as smooth a period of inclement weather as possible.
Utilize off street parking (where applicable). Our snowplows are 10-12 ft wide and cannot always enter/exit streets with cars parked on either or both sides of the street. Our drivers are instructed that if they approach a street and find on street parking that would restrict their width and ability to maneuver the snowplow, not to enter that street.
Snowplows are angled to the right. When engaged in snow removal, a significant amount of accumulation will result in rows of snow being pushed to the right. This often times results in blocking in cars or driveways. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the streets are our priority. When this does happen, we do not return to break this down or to clear driveways.
With the above guideline in mind, we advise citizens that it is best not to clear their driveways back into the street. Until the street is cleared completely or on a final route, this will only result in the snow being pushed back into the driveways.
Although unfortunate but true, we have many false (medical) emergencies reported during snowstorms in anticipation of a particular street receiving immediate attention. If you have an emergency, call 911. If your area has not been treated yet, emergency personnel will notify us and we will clear the area and lead emergency response units safely in. True emergencies of any nature should be reported to the appropriate personnel.
When pushing a dead end or narrow street that does not have a turn around area for our trucks, the driver has 2 choices. The driver can either pull in and back out, or back in and pull out. If there is no turn around available, the snow is pushed to the end (or the longest safe stretch) of the street. There is no other alternative.
Drivers are instructed to use their own judgement when entering into any street with a snow plow unit. If there are evident hazards or safety factors, the driver will not enter that street. He will report this street to us as inaccessible and indicate reasoning. Should a citizen see a truck approach and not enter, if the factors are not evident, he/she may call into the office and be advised of the reason(s) a particular area was not attempted.
Please do not approach the drivers and request additional snow removal or removal on private property. Drivers are assigned specific territories and streets within. Please contact the office for review/consideration of additional right-of-way requests.
We thank you for your patience and ask that you continue to be patient for we receive a phenomenal number of calls, many of which requesting additional/individual services beyond those provided. Each call or request is forwarded to the appropriate department and reviewed, however, in an effort to maintain route schedule, these areas may not be revisited until the initial route has been treated.
I hope this information has provided clarification of any concerns you may have regarding the policy/procedure of snow removal in the town of Pulaski. If you need additional information or have concerns you would like to discuss, please contact Kim Caudill at 994-8656.

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Snow removal explained

First, we would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to all the town residents that have been patient and complimentary (this and past winter) of the snow removal efforts of the Town of Pulaski Department of Public Works.
In an effort to obtain optimum results during the snow removal process, I would like to discuss the town’s policy, procedure and guidelines.
Snow removal crews/drivers each are assigned a specific territory. When we receive normal snowfall with moderate accumulation and free of any hazardous mixes of sleet or freezing rain, crews are dispatched simultaneously to their assigned territory. In the event of severe weather of accumulation and precipitation mixes, snow removal routes are prioritized accordingly:

PRIORITY ONE
Primary roads: (Rt. 11, Rt. 99, E. Main Street, Bob White Blvd., Memorial Drive, Dora Hwy, S. Washington Ave.)

PRIORITY TWO
Secondary roads: (Randolph Ave., Jefferson Ave., N. Washington Ave, Peppers Ferry Rd., Franklin Ave. Newbern Rd., Northwood Drive, Prospect Ave., Henry Ave., Mt. Olivet Rd., Case Knife Rd., Pleasant Hill Dr., Pierce Ave.)

PRIORITY THREE
Residential and side streets: Subdivisions (Twin Oaks, Peppers Ferry Meadow, 1st – 16th St. NW, 1st – 8th St. NE, 1st – 6th St. SE, SW and all other side streets.

PRIORITY FOUR
All Dead End and single lane streets.
The town does not treat graveled areas, private driveways, and most alleys. AN ALLEY IS TREATED IF IT IS THE ONLY ACCESS TO A RESIDENCE. If a residence has street access, rear alleys are not treated.

SIDEWALKS
The only sidewalks treated during snow removal are those fronting town owned buildings/property, and along side the bridges. We do not treat sidewalks in the residential neighborhoods.

BUSINESSES
Business owners are responsible for the sidewalk in front of their respective businesses.

SNOW REMOVAL:
POLICY & PROCEDURES
We certainly understand and respect the need of each citizen to travel during inclement weather. We want to ensure that the streets are as clear and safe as possible for travel. I would like to refer to some guidelines that will help both citizens and snow removal crews experience as smooth a period of inclement weather as possible.
Utilize off street parking (where applicable). Our snowplows are 10-12 ft wide and cannot always enter/exit streets with cars parked on either or both sides of the street. Our drivers are instructed that if they approach a street and find on street parking that would restrict their width and ability to maneuver the snowplow, not to enter that street.
Snowplows are angled to the right. When engaged in snow removal, a significant amount of accumulation will result in rows of snow being pushed to the right. This often times results in blocking in cars or driveways. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the streets are our priority. When this does happen, we do not return to break this down or to clear driveways.
With the above guideline in mind, we advise citizens that it is best not to clear their driveways back into the street. Until the street is cleared completely or on a final route, this will only result in the snow being pushed back into the driveways.
Although unfortunate but true, we have many false (medical) emergencies reported during snowstorms in anticipation of a particular street receiving immediate attention. If you have an emergency, call 911. If your area has not been treated yet, emergency personnel will notify us and we will clear the area and lead emergency response units safely in. True emergencies of any nature should be reported to the appropriate personnel.
When pushing a dead end or narrow street that does not have a turn around area for our trucks, the driver has 2 choices. The driver can either pull in and back out, or back in and pull out. If there is no turn around available, the snow is pushed to the end (or the longest safe stretch) of the street. There is no other alternative.
Drivers are instructed to use their own judgement when entering into any street with a snow plow unit. If there are evident hazards or safety factors, the driver will not enter that street. He will report this street to us as inaccessible and indicate reasoning. Should a citizen see a truck approach and not enter, if the factors are not evident, he/she may call into the office and be advised of the reason(s) a particular area was not attempted.
Please do not approach the drivers and request additional snow removal or removal on private property. Drivers are assigned specific territories and streets within. Please contact the office for review/consideration of additional right-of-way requests.
We thank you for your patience and ask that you continue to be patient for we receive a phenomenal number of calls, many of which requesting additional/individual services beyond those provided. Each call or request is forwarded to the appropriate department and reviewed, however, in an effort to maintain route schedule, these areas may not be revisited until the initial route has been treated.
I hope this information has provided clarification of any concerns you may have regarding the policy/procedure of snow removal in the town of Pulaski. If you need additional information or have concerns you would like to discuss, please contact Kim Caudill at 994-8656.

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