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SNOW PLOWING OPERATIONS The following is a general description of A RESIDENT’S Feedback Winthrop’s Snow Fighting Plan. GUIDE TO WINTER STEP ONE SNOW When snowfall begins, the DPW OPERATIONS IN responds by salting main roads. WINTHROP STEP TWO Plowing begins when there is an Plowing snow from Winthrop’s streets is a accumulation of approximately three complicated and formidable task. The hours can inches of snow. Town employees be extraordinarily long and in Winthrop, unlike operating Town equipment do all most communities, all snow and ice control plowing. No outside contractors are functions are preformed by Town employees. We used to plow Town streets. The Department’s policy is to plow the full realize that in an operation of this nature there are width of the street, curb to curb, during bound to be complaints and requests for additional each storm. service. STEP THREE All complaints are tracked by DPW. Calls for Once snowfall has stopped, salt trucks service should be avoided early in the storm since begin post-storm salting. Main streets are salted to achieve bare pavement and it may take several hours for plows to make their residential streets are salted if slippery way to the street. Keeping this in mind, if you feel conditions exist. Plows also widen streets a request for service is warranted, please call the not plowed from curb to curb. Town parking lots are also cleared. DPW at 846-1341. Calls to other Town Winthrop Department departments will not result in quicker service. Important Telephone Numbers of Public Works Remember driving in winter snowstorms should be Police/Fire Emergency 911 100 Kennedy Drive avoided whenever possible. In every winter Towed Vehicles 846-1212 Parking Clerk 539-1100 storm, there are times when road conditions are Snow Plowing/Snow hazardous despite everyone’s best efforts. Our Emergency Inquiries 846-1341 work to restore safe road conditions is completed Massachusetts Electric 800-542-2031 Keyspan 469-2300 more quickly and efficiently when roads are free of Keyspan/Gas Leaks 800-233-5325 traffic and illegally parked vehicles. Verizon 800-870-9999 Phone: 617 846 1341 Winter Snow Operation in Winthrop BROOKFIELD ROAD EVEN SIDE When snow falls, it is imperative DRIVEWAYS that we clear the streets and SEAVIEW AVENUE EVEN SIDE sidewalks as quickly and effeciently While plow drivers try to minimize the amount of as possible to ensure transportation WALDEN STREET INGLESIDE PARK SIDE snow that gets plowed into driveways, clearing safety as well as to restore our driveway openings is the responsibility of the already limited curbside parking. VETERANS ROAD GOLF COURSE SIDE owner. Plows cannot be lifted as we pass by Plowing and snow removal will driveways. always be impacted by such MORTON STREET MARSH SIDE unavoidable impediments as Residents should realize that snow may be WINTHROP STREET ODD SIDE FROM equipment failures and breakdowns, plowed into driveways several times during snow equipment maintenance and MAGEE’S CORNER TO BANKS STREET plowing operations. You may wish to clear your refueling, necessary crew breaks, driveway several times during the storm or wait vehicles disabled in deep snow, and the unpredictable severity of New BOWDOIN STREET ODD SIDE FROM until plowing activities have concluded. England’s winter storms. BUCHANAN TO BATES Shoveling snow into the street is prohibited by town by-laws. WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS SIREN STREET ODD SIDE SIDEWALKS Effective each year from December Vehicles must be removed from these streets immediately upon cessation of snow during daylight Snow and ice makes walking difficult for school 15tht to April 1st, winter parking hours, or in the case of a storm occurring at night, children, mail carriers and elders. Clear openings regulations are in effect. These at corners and crosswalks so pedestrians can regulations state that upon by 8:00 a.m. the next morning. cross safely. Property owners or tenants are announcement of the U.S. Weather As is stated in the regulations, the Town required by Town By-law to remove snow and Bureau or forecast in the may impose parking restrictions in advance ice from abutting sidewalks within 6 daylight newspaper, on radio or television of the storm. It should also be noted that hours. of an EXPECTED OR IMPENDING parking restrictions generally stay in effect snow storm, all motor vehicles after snowfall has ceased. This allows the FYI: must be removed from Town DPW to widen streets narrowed by snow streets. Motor vehicles not duris g the storm. n DUE TO EXTREME COLD removed will be subject to fines Information on Snow Emergencies is carried on WEATHER, THE WATER and/or towing. The vehicle owner DEPT. WOULD LIKE TO WCAT channels 3 and 16. INFORM RESIDENTS THAT is responsible for fines and tow Town By-Laws also prohibits anyone from PIPE FREEZES ARE charges including tickets lost or PREVELENT. TO AVOID obstructing a public street or sidewalk without a damaged by the weather condition. permit. Therefore, any chairs, barrels, traffic cones FROZEN PIPES, WE or other objects placed in the public way to SUGGEST THAT YOU RUN Parking is prohibited on all streets YOUR WATER AT A TRICKLE “reserve” parking spaces will be removed and with the following exceptions. SO THAT FREEZING CANNOT disposed of immediately. OCCUR.
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