During a winter snow emergency you can make a difference, by following these simple guidelines:
- In accordance with RSA 231:92-a, the town is not responsible for damage to private property located within the public right of way. The right of way is often 50 feet. Mailboxes should be kept in good repair and shoveled out with delineators placed on them for better visibility.
- Please do not plow or blow snow into roadways or on sidewalks.
- Make sure your vehicle is ready for winter driving conditions. Allow additional driving time to arrive at your destination. Do not drive during storms unless it is absolutely necessary.
- When a storm is approaching, remove vehicles from the side of the road so that drivers can perform services effectively. Having a parked car on the side of the road impedes the operation thus making removal difficult and inefficient.
- Be patient. It takes time to clear the miles of roadways in town.
- Remove any and all potentially harmful objects from the right-of-way (edge of pavement) i.e. basketball hoops, rocks, skateboard ramps, unregistered vehicles, etc.
- Do not throw snow back into the street during or after our plowing event. Do not pile snow on sidewalks. It makes it very hard on the removal equipment and jeopardizes children walking to school safely! Parking is prohibited on all cul-de-sacs and turn-arounds. Vehicles that interfere with snow removal may be towed at the owner's expense.