The Town of Chili is responsible for snow and ice control on ___ lane miles of Town, County, and State roads within Chili (with the exception of Interstate 490). The Chili Highway Department patrols local, county and state roadways 24-hours a day during the winter season between mid-November and April 1st and we are ready to dispatch the necessary staff and equipment to respond to changing winter conditions.
Our Highway Department follows the “Sensible Salting Guidelines” established by the County of Monroe, in conjunction with the Environmental Management Council. This policy requires us to use only enough salt to make our highways safe for motorists, but requires you to reduce your driving speed according to conditions.
During moderate to heavy snow events it may take up to four hours or more to complete a typical plow route. Accumulations will occur during this time and we ask that residents please be patient as we work to clear the streets. Roads within Town are prioritized and treated and plowed in the following order: Primary (main-line roads), Secondary roads, Town subdivision roads & cul-de-sacs
Please remember, the windrow created by plowing past your driveway and snow accumulation around your mailbox is unavoidable and the Town is not responsible for removing this snow. All snow plows angle the same way, to the drivers’ right, and plowing snow will get pushed into the ends of the driveways. The only way to avoid extra shoveling is to wait until the Town crews have gone by and/or have done their final clean-up on the street.
Objects in the street are the biggest deterrent to efficient plowing operations. Remove all basketball backboards and other items from the Town right-of-way. Please do not place garbage cans and recycling containers in the street.
Be aware snowplows will on occasion backup at intersections so please keep a safe distance and anticipate this maneuver and it is never safe to pass a snowplow. Also, please never assume the snowplow drivers can see you. Stay at least three (3) car lengths behind the truck. If you cannot see the driver in his mirrors, he cannot see you either.