Each operator has a specific route that includes high priority roads and lesser priority roads. When a snowstorm begins, operators will cover their entire route with salt and anti-skid material. This helps to keep the snow and ice from freezing on the surface. After that they begin to plow their route. The intensity of the snowstorm determines how routes are completed. For minor storms the entire route may be completed at once. However, if the storm intensifies, only priority routes (usually through roads) will be plowed. Cull-de-sacs and secondary roads will not be done until the main routes can be kept open. As the storm lightens all roads will be opened. After all roads can be kept open, drivers complete their route by pushing snow back as far as possible on the cart way and clearing the intersections.
Our road department and the contractors we hire spend long hours in tough conditions to make the roads as safe as possible, please cooperate with them and appreciate the fact that they are doing their best to serve the community.
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 13, 2011
PennDOT Reminds Homeowners to Prepare Mailboxes for Winter
PennDOT reminds residents living along rural state and local roads that now is the time to prepare mailboxes for the winter months. Snow thrown from plows can easily damage mailboxes that are not prepared.
Mailboxes are normally placed within the state's legal right-of-way; however, mailbox damage is the responsibility of the property owner.
If a mailbox is placed as far from the edge of the road as the carrier can reach from a vehicle and the mailbox is placed on a sturdy support, it should be able to withstand the force of snow thrown from a plow.
PennDOT offers these tips to help reduce the risk of mailbox damage:
Homeowners who have followed these tips in the past have still experience mailbox damage may wish to consider installing a cantilevered mailbox support that will swing a mailbox out of harm's way. Visit www.dot.state.pa.us for a copy of plans for a cantilever mailbox support.
Contact your local post office for more information about how to correctly position a mailbox.
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