Why is snow pushed in front of my driveway and/or on my sidewalk? Will you come and clear it?

We understand that clearing snow berms is inconvenient and frustrating, but it is unfortunately a byproduct of snow plowing. Snow plows are designed to push snow to the side.  It is inevitable for snow to be deposited at the end of driveways and on sidewalks during plowing.  To minimize the impact, we recommend piling the snow to the right side of your driveway when facing the street.  The plows make four to six passes down a street to clear it curb to curb which may deposit additional snow after you have shoveled.  Our drivers plow at low speeds to minimize these issues, but this is an inevitable side effect of plowing which can be exacerbated by higher snowfall amounts and light fluffy snow. 

We are sorry that this occasionally happens, but in making as many roads passable to the community as a whole and as quickly as possible, there is no way to avoid it. It is the property owner or occupant’s responsibility to clear the berms from their driveway.

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1. Can you tell me exactly when my street will be plowed?
2. Why is snow pushed in front of my driveway and/or on my sidewalk? Will you come and clear it?
3. What if I am unable to clear the snow from my sidewalk or driveway because of age or disability?
4. Why do City plow trucks push snow into my driveway after I clean it?
5. How can I minimize the snow that gets plowed in my driveway?
6. Does the City allow snow to be plowed or shoveled into the street?
7. Why doesn't the City plow alleys?
8. Who is responsible for clearing sidewalks and bikepaths?
9. Who should clear fire hydrants of snow?
10. The Post Office has told me they will not deliver mail because of the snow in front of the mailboxes. What will the City do?
11. Who do I contact if a City snow plow damages my lawn?