Once the snow hit the ground, the sounds of snow blowers started to take over. We all need to make sure the snow from the driveway goes to the right place or risk a hefty fine.
There was a lot of help in effectively removing snow from our streets on Friday. One big factor was a lack of wind. That cut down on blowing and drifting snow allowing plows to clear more roads in a shorter time frame.
And we can help ensure the plows can maximize their efforts by not blowing snow from sidewalks and driveways into the street. Bob Sausaman usually uses his snow blower, but he ran into a little problem. "Yeah, it found the newspaper and it got caught up in the auger so now I get to do it the old-fashioned way."
But Sausaman knows not to move snow into the street. He found out the hard way. "We aim it toward the yards. I've been ticketed for that before so I watch my P's and Q's on that now."
We found Mike Burns actually cleaning the street after he did his driveway. Burns says he made the mess so he figured it was only right that he cleaned it up and he also benefits in the long run.
"I try to bring it back in whatever I’ve done that's out there because it makes the ruts in the street and I complain about the ruts in the street as much as anybody else does. So you know bring it back in."
Another added bonus of blowing the snow onto our yards, it just might help the lawn get some much needed moisture. According to the City Attorney's Office, a ticket for blowing snow into the street is a misdemeanor offense that carries a maximum of six months in jail and a $500 fine.