Why is my street always plowed last and what are the Town's priorities?

The Director of Municipal Services or the designated representative shall commence snow and ice maintenance procedures based on each individual storm’s characteristics which may include but are not limited to; weather forecast, air and road temperature and expected accumulation. In the implementation of snow and ice removal and de-icing/abrasive placement on the Town’s secondary road system under these procedures, the Director of Municipal Services or the designated representative shall select the actual sequence of roads and the type of service required as provided for in this section. The Director of Municipal Services or their delegated representative shall also determine when drifting, wind velocity, and additional snow or snowstorm require that the snow and ice removal equipment be removed from the secondary roadways for reasons of hazardous visibility, a lack of progress in said snow and ice removal, or that additional clearance of the main arterials and primary roadway system be accomplished prior to the clearance of the secondary roadway system. More detailed information may be found within the Snow & Ice Maintenance Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

Snow & Ice Maintenance SOP

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1. Why is my street always plowed last and what are the Town's priorities?
2. Why is it that I see snowplows and sander trucks going past my house that are not plowing or sanding?
3. Why does the snowplow driver fill up my driveway?
4. How is the plowing of sidewalks prioritized?
5. Who is responsible for clearing sidewalks in the downtown business district?
6. Does the Town supply residents with the sand/salt mix that is used on roads?