Street safety is the Town of Chili’s Public Works & Highway Department’s primary concern during the winter months. The Public Works and Highway Department treats the pavement and removes snow whenever road conditions call for these services. Residents should remember that all snow removal operations are essentially performed under emergency conditions. Our drivers work extended hours to ensure safe and effective snow removal.
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. Please help the Department by following the Snow Emergency Tips and Reminders listed below:
- Please move all vehicles off of the streets and cul-de-sacs during all snow storms that have the possibility of producing at least 3 inches of snow and abide by overnight parking restrictions.
- 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.
- Please do not place garbage and recycling containers in 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.
- Never pass a snowplow.
- 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, then he cannot see you either.
- Be aware that snowplows will on occasion backup up at intersections.
- If you use a snow blower to clear your driveway, do not blow the snow into the street.
- If you, or your contractor, use a snow plow to clear your driveway, do not push the snow into or across the road as this is dangerous to motorist and it is illegal.
- Clear catch basins near your home if possible allowing rain or melting snow to enter the drainage system rather than flooding the street.
- Consider shoveling around any fire hydrant in your neighborhood to clear it of snow.
- The Town will place snow markers at critical locations. Please feel free to add additional markers as necessary.
- Please reduce your speed while driving in snow and ice conditions. Speed is the #1 cause of most accidents during the winter.