Please refrain from parking on town roadways after the start of continuous snowfall until the streets have been plowed the full width of the road. There is “no parking” in any town cul-de-sacs. Please park in your driveway until the roadway has been plowed. This will facilitate a more thorough, safe and faster snow removal operation. Clear the snow from around the fire hydrant near your home. This could save valuable time in a fire emergency.
Do not shovel or plow snow into the street as you clear your driveway. The snow from your driveway will end up back on your property or your neighbor’s property after the snow plow passes. Do not clear the end of your driveway until the storm has stopped and the road is plowed from curb to curb. This will save you additional work and will lower your frustration level.
Be prepared: get all necessary foods, water, medications, etc. Make sure you have enough supplies to last at least two to three days. Residents are asked to remain patient. Patience and co-operation from residents will help us conduct a more efficient snow removal. The Highway Department, during a snow storm, may first open one lane of traffic in each direction on every town road depending on the amount of snow. This is done in anticipation of any emergencies that may arise. Then we will go back and plow the snow back to the curb exposing the storm drains.
Just a reminder: ALL TOWN ROADS WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP OF RIVERHEAD ARE TREATED EQUALLY.
GEORGE WOODSON, HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT