What are the Town’s snow plowing priorities?

The Parker Public Works Department has a snow plowing priority system in place to clear our nearly 500 lane miles of streets. The plowing time required depends on several variables such as the snowstorm intensity, duration, wind and the temperature. The Town’s snow plowing priorities are as follows: Arterial roadways are our first priority and will be plowed first. These are the major roadways that carry the most traffic volume, such as Stroh Road, Hess Road, 20 Mile Road, Cottonwood Drive, Canterberry Parkway, Lincoln Avenue, Jordan Road, Pine Drive, Hilltop Road and Mainstreet. Collector streets are our second priority, including, but not limited to: Apache Plume Drive, Bradbury Parkway, Canterberry Trail, Clark Farms Drive, Heirloom Parkway, J. Morgan Parkway, Nate Drive, Omaha Avenue, Riva Ridge Road and Tallman Drive. These streets provide access to arterial roadways and will be cleared once the arterial roadways have been plowed. Local residential roads and cul-de-sacs that provide traffic flow within subdivisions and access to homes are not plowed unless six (6) inches or more snow has accumulated and snow continues to fall, or if major drifting has occurred.

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1. What are the Town’s snow plowing priorities?
2. When do snow operations begin?
3. Does the Town use salt or sand to assist with snow operations?
4. Will the Town plow residential streets and cul-de-sacs?
5. How is the amount of snowfall calculated to determine if residential streets are plowed?
6. Why do the Town’s plows only make one pass down residential streets instead of plowing curb to curb?
7. Can snow plows push snow to the side of neighborhood streets that will get more sun?
8. When my street was plowed, it created a snow bank on my sidewalk and/or driveway. Will the Town come remove the snow?
9. Who is supposed to shovel around the fire hydrants?
10. Who is responsible for shoveling around the group mailboxes?
11. What can I do to be prepared for a snow storm?
12. Why are bridges icier than streets?
13. Will the Town send a plow to respond to emergency situations?