Snow is never deliberately placed in driveways. Snow cast into driveways and onto sidewalks is an unfortunate byproduct of a very necessary service we provide. When we plow a street we are simply moving the snow that is in the street off to the side of the street. There is no useful method which allows operators to stop the windrow of snow coming off of the end of the plow. The greater the amount of snow, the more snow that is deposited on the side. For example, if a 12" snowfall is pushed straight to the side of the street from the center line of a 28'-wide street, there will most likely be a 4' high berm.
Because snow removal includes pushing the snow berm back to the curbline, the final pass may occur some time after the center of the road had been plowed open. Those residents who completed shoveling before the plow makes its final pass may find additional snow in the end of their driveways. One suggestion to reduce the amount of snow pushed onto your driveway is to shovel snow near the parkway to the right side of your drive as you face the street. This reduces the amount of snow being pushed onto your drive. Ultimately, the Town does not assume the burden of removing snow from the ends of driveways that is placed there as the result of snowplowing efforts.