Highway Superintendent Ron Maggs
Now that fall is here and winter is fast approaching we have changed our attention to preparing the trucks for snow. Keeping the 135 lane miles of roads that we plow safe is our main priority, which means pushing the snow off the roads and onto the shoulders, and sometimes this does mean the snow drops in the end of the driveways, unfortunately this is an unavoidable occurrence. Please note there is "No Parking" on all roads November 1st through April 1st from 2 am to 7 am. If a storm is anticipated it would be appreciated if vehicles were removed from the shoulder of the road so the plows can clean the roads the first time through. Also remember when plowing your driveway please do not plow across the road and to keep your sidewalks clear. For the safety of the mail carriers and retrieving your own mail, clean out the snow around your mailbox regularly.
I would also like to stress to everyone how dangerous it is for the kids to play near the road. As the plow goes by and pushes the snow it can easily bury or injure someone in or on the snow banks unknowingly, drivers cannot always see them and conditions can make reaction time much slower, so please keep the kids away from the road!
Let's all have a safe and fun winter. Slow down, be aware and drive safe!