Snow Removal - Facts & Tips

Street safety is the Town of Waterford Public Works Department's primary concern during the winter months. Public Works treats the pavement and removes snow whenever road conditions call for these services. Residents should remember that all snow removal operations are performed under emergency conditions. Our drivers work extended hours to ensure safe and effective snow removal. Please help the Public Works Department by following the Snow Emergency Tips and Reminders listed below:

  • The Town of Waterford has 242 lane miles to maintain. Each road requires at least four passes of the plow, adding up to more than 484 travel miles to plow.
  • Public Works is responsible for clearing the ring roads of the Schools.
  • Roads within Town are prioritized and treated and plowed in the following order:
    1. Primary Town roads
    2. Secondary Town roads
    3. Town subdivision roads
    4. Cul-de-sacs
  • There are several State-controlled roads in Town. Any road that has a route number is a State controlled road (Routes 1, 85, 156, 213).
  • Please remember that Public Works is not responsible for removing the wind row created by plowing past your driveway.
  • Please move all vehicles off of the streets or cul-de-sacs during all snow storms that have the possibility of producing at least 3 inches of snow.
  • The Town of Waterford is not responsible for the snow that accumulates around your mailbox. It is the homeowners' responsibility to remove the accumulated snow from their mailbox.
  • Please place your garbage and recycling roll-out containers beyond the edge of pavement or curb and not in the street. Objects in the street are the biggest deterrent to efficient plowing operations.
  • Remove all basketball backboards from the Town right-of-way.
  • Never pass a snowplow or salt truck.
  • Never assume the snowplow drivers can see you. Stay at least three car lengths behind the truck. If you cannot see the driver in his mirrors then he cannot see you either.
  • If you use a snow blower to clear your driveway, do not blow the snow into the street.
  • If you, or your contractor, use a snow plow to clear your driveway, do not push the snow into or across the road.