Winter Storm Event

Information for the Residents of Roseto Borough

As Winter is upon us and Fall has already produced a few storms, the Borough road crew would like to inform residents of snow removal policies, and give suggestions, to help make our streets and sidewalks safe for everyone. This is a general policy and each storm will dictate how it is implemented and what adjustments will be made. When needed the Borough may declare a snow emergency, this means no vehicles can be parked along a snow emergency route. Cars left on a snow emergency route during an emergency may be ticketed and or towed at the owners expense.  Snow Emergency information will be posted on WFMZ-TV STORMCENTER, in addition to the LED information sign in the Municipal Plaza, and by individual telephone emergency announcement hotline messages from the Borough office. If you’re not sure, it’s best to move your vehicles .

The order in which streets are plowed are prioritized by the traffic volume. The first being snow emergency (major artery) streets with continual traffic.( Roseto Ave., Columbus, Garibaldi, Dante and Dewey) The second, being collector streets that intersect with snow emergency streets and carry traffic to the major arteries. The third being local streets; streets with limited traffic mainly to homes.

Our first objective is to pretreat each road with brine and then anti-skid when the storm starts. Once the storm has reached a plowable amount  we will plow open each road to make them passable and maintain that until the storm has ended. In a heavy snowfall event plowing may become limited to snow emergencies and collector streets. When the storm has ended each street will be plowed back curb to curb where accessible, and from the parked cars to the curb on streets with parking. This allows for drainage of melted snow to run to storm drains and room for future snow, while keeping the streets wide and passable. Where parking is allowed, snow will be plowed to the non-parking side to eliminate parking problems from snow piles made when shoveling out vehicles. If you reside on a street with parking on both sides it would be best to move all vehicles to one side during the storm, this allows the plow truck to safely and efficiently clean your street.

Suggestions for residents to help make the snow removal effort more effective and efficient are as follows:

Vehicle Parking: If at all possible, park vehicles off the roadway in driveways if available.If parked on roadways, please keep them as close to the curb/shoulder as possible or move vehicles all to one side of the street.

Shoveling Sidewalks:  DO NOT PUT SNOW BACK INTO THE STREET , It is not only dangerous for drivers but illegal as well. If you only want to shovel one time wait until the street is plowed back to the curb and plowing is done. When shoveling, throw the snow into your yard not the gutter/curb or outside edge of sidewalk. By doing this you are leaving the curb open for run off and drainage. Snow left in curb/gutter, when plowed in future storms, will be ice and hard. This makes for more difficult shoveling and may break shear pins in snow blowers.  Just remember any snow put in the gutter will be plowed onto the sidewalk in future storms.

Driveways: Once again wait until street is plowed back to curb to do the last 4′ of driveway or until plowing is done… DO NOT THROW SNOW BACK INTO THE STREET.

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