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Don't blow snow into the public roadways

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Chesterton Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg is reminding residents that it’s not only counterproductive, it’s also illegal, to blow or shovel snow into roadways.

At the Town Council’s meeting Monday night, Schnadenberg said that plow drivers spend hours during and after a snowfall clearing the streets. So blowing snow from driveways and sidewalks back into the streets doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. “It defeats the purpose of plowing, when snow is shoved back,” he said.

For the record, doing so is a violation of Town Code and punishable by a fine of $100.

Snow Ban

Schnadenberg also reminded motorists of the posted parking ban on Downtown streets between 12 and 8 a.m. during snow events of two inches or more.

On-street parking in the Downtown makes efficient--and safe--plowing difficult, Schnadenberg said. “Don’t leave vehicles parked during snowfalls or they will get towed.”


Finally, Schnadenberg asked residents of subdivisions not to park their vehicles in cul-de-sacs during snow events. It’s tough for the drivers to plow a cul-de-sac when they’re working their way around parked cars, he said.


Posted 1/9/2018




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