Are gravel roads treated any differently than paved roads?
Yes. Salt cannot be applied to dirt roads as it will cause them to thaw and become soft in the winter. At the very beginning of a storm, salt is applied to the major arterial roadways to reduce the rate of accidents and to prevent the snow from bonding to the pavement. In order to do this within 2-3 hours, it requires the use of all of the Town’s primary plow trucks. Once the asphalt roads are complete the driver will return to the public works garage to change the load to sand at which point the plow driver will begin plowing and sanding the gravel roads.

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1. When will my road be plowed?
2. Why does a street right next to my street get plowed first and the snow plow does not come back until hours later to plow my street?
3. Why does the snow plow leave a windrow of snow that blocks my driveway?
4. Why do the snowplows sometimes come by a second time and leave a windrow of snow on the end of my driveway after I’ve already shoveled it?
5. Does the Town have a bare road and sidewalk policy?
6. What is the Town’s parking restrictions during the winter?
7. My mailbox was damaged when the snowplow came by – will the Town repair it?
8. Why does my lawn get damaged by the sidewalk plow and will the Town repair it?
9. Are gravel roads treated any differently than paved roads?
10. Does the Town apply salt or sand to town sidewalks?
11. Who do I contact with other snow plowing concerns, questions, or to report damage?