How to Keep Your Driveway Clear During Snowplowing Season

Snow Tip: How To Keep Your Driveway Clear

The Highway Department's top priority in a snowstorm is plowing major roads, which may require several trips down the same route.  

Snow plowed from roads could end up blocking private driveways for some time. Northfield Highway recognizes the inconvenience this causes, but because of limited time and resources, plows can only clear private driveways at the request of local emergency officials. 

To reduce the amount of snow that might block your driveway, shovel an open area along the shoulder at the entrance (see illustration below). Plow blades will then push snow into the area just before your driveway, leaving a much smaller amount in front of it.


Snow Diagram

Snowplow video