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Posted on: November 7, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Help Us Make Snow Removal More Effective


The objective of the City of Miami’s Department of Public Works Snow and Ice Control Plan is to provide winter roadway safety to the traveling public in the most reasonable, efficient and effective manner.

We are requesting your help during snow and ice removal operations and ask that you follow these simple suggestions:

• Please limit travel during storms to trips that are necessary. Once roads have been plowed and salted, the potential for accidents is greatly reduced.

• Please park your vehicles in your driveways and off the road. If you must park on the street, try to park on one side of the street only. Parked cars hinder the speed and efficiency of our snow removal operation. Vehicles parked in unauthorized areas may be towed.

• Snow plows are designed to remove snow from the roadway to the edge of the road. Although all precautions will be taken it is likely that the plow will leave behind a windrow of snow in front of your driveway.

• Please pile the snow in your yard. Remember, you are also responsible for your snow removal contractor’s actions.

• When snow plows are used during snow falls, the initial pass of the snow plow is made to open up the road for traffic flow. The following passes will push the snow to the curb line or road edge. This is necessary in order to allow for the drainage of melting snow into catch basins and to allow more space to plow future snow accumulations.

• To avoid salt hitting your vehicle while driving, move away from the center of the road when you see a salt truck approaching from the opposite direction. Salt trucks are designed to deposit more salt near the center of the road as the salt works its way to the road edge as traffic runs over it. Please try to stay back approximately 200 feet from the rear of a truck while its deploying the material.

• Remove your portable basketball hoop from the street and place it on your property.

• When calling the Public Works Department, please keep messages simple and direct. Be certain to state your name, phone number, the problems you are calling about, and its location. We can be reached by calling 918-542-6384.

By following the recommendations listed, you will be assisting us in providing you with safe and efficient snow removal operation.

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