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Monday, December 31, 2012

PennDOT offers driveway plowing information

Don’t Get Plowed In
PennDOT offers driveway plowing information

Clearfield – Winter weather is here, making it challenging to keep your driveway entrance open. Having your driveway entrance plowed shut can be easily avoided. At the end of your driveway, as you face the street, clear an area to the left of your driveway entrance that’s about the width of the driveway entrance and about three feet back from the street. The plow truck will be able to empty snow into this cleared space.

Keeping an area to the left of the driveway entrance clear of snow will keep the driveway entrance open and allow you a better view of oncoming traffic before entering the street or highway.

PennDOT also reminds motorists that it is illegal to deposit snow or ice onto a state highway or any public roadway. If you are clearing snow, please—do not place it out onto the road.

If you are plowing and pushing snow across a road, please make sure to remove all windrows. A windrow is a long, low ridge of excess material (such as built-up snow). PennDOT is committed to providing the best service possible throughout winter. Responsible plowing and driveway clearing by residents and motorists is greatly appreciated.

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16 comments :

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should teach themselves a lesson and quit taking out mailboxes.

Anonymous said...

Really? You know how many times I've shoveled my driveway, then watched as the plow truck completely covered it? No matter what the homeowner does, PennDot ill screw it up.
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Anonymous said...

you would also be the first to bitch if they did,nt get to your road or steet first. a no win for the guys who have to do it,but keep bitchin im sure it will help

Anonymous said...

Oh shut up you babies and quit blaming the plow truck drivers! You're acting like it's their snow that fell from the sky. They do their best and are out on the roads when they're at their worst to make them passable for YOU. You think you can do better then go put an application in for PennDOT.... They need temporary winter operators. Oh wait, that's right, you're probably too lazy to take all those midnight and 1am calls that are mandatory for the job. If you don't like it move or get yourself a PO box. Grow up.

Anonymous said...

i watched penndot hit a huge rock 5 feet off the road. now that rock is no longer there they will probably put the plow into the ditch with is 7 feet off the road. idiots

Anonymous said...

The only answer to not plowing in driveways is to stop plowing the roads. I would be willing to hear your solution.

Anonymous said...

When someone complains about a plow putting snow in their driveway, that is one of THE STUPIDEST things I have ever heard. Where do you think the snow goes? Is it supposed to magically jump PAST your driveway? With the leading edge of the plow being on the left,this lends itself to push the snow to the RIGHT. This is what CLEARS the road!! If it put the snow to the left, it would stay in the road, that wouldn't work well now would it? Or..."They always wait until I clear my driveway, then they plow it in!!, Yep, PENNDOT and Township plow operators set and wait until YOU clear your driveway, and WHAM..they plow you in. Then they lie in wait until your neighbor clears theirs and WHAM, they repeat the process. Obviously, those who complain about plow truck "deliberately knocking their mail box down" must have failed physics class. Do you understand the force that a plow that is 10' wide pushing snow that is 6" deep generates? Add to that a "wet" snow and the force is multiplied exponentially. The last thing a plow operator wants to do is push down mailboxes. (unfortunately sometimes it does happen, but obviously the mail box wasn't too secure if your's was the only one to get knocked down) Plow operators concentrate on cars coming at them...cars behind them...watching for people or pets alongside the road..watching the berm of the road so their plow doesn't dig in and throw them off the road...the force of the anti-skid sand being put on the road...how far to spread it?...how much to spread?..their road speed has to match both of these variables. Do you enjoy driving in a blinding snow? Try doing it in a 20 ton truck with snow flying onto your windshield and wipers freezing up all the while concentrating on the above items. Rather than BITCH about them, why don't you thank them for going out at all hours, holiday or not...weekend or not. They leave their family gatherings to plow so YOU can get to your family gatheirngs safely!!

Anonymous said...

"PennDOT also reminds motorists that it is illegal to deposit snow or ice onto a state highway or any public roadway. If you are clearing snow, please—do not place it out onto the road."

AND ... to clean off your hood, roof & trunk.

Anonymous said...

9:32pm-

There are most that have respect for one's mailbox, property & drive. However, some make it a point to do as much damage during the plowing season as they can. And don't tell me that they don't.

Anonymous said...

Tell you what, I drive a plow and will happily avoid your road until the absolute last road to plow so you only have to shovel your driveway once. Don't need your name or your address, just the road you live on in which town. When your neighbors start complaining that they cannot get out, you get to answer to them. When emergency vehicles cannot get to their house and a tragedy happens, you can explain why. When a car or truck slides off the road and into your house or your loved one, then maybe you will have a legitimate Bitch, but will only have yourself to blame. You should have to pass an IQ and common sense test to post. Please tell me you are the end of your genetic lineage.

Anonymous said...

11:44 PM,
you may never break another traffic law again with that post.
No speeding, 3 second rule, speeding(just a reminder) and counting to 3 seconds that your wheels stop rolling, before safely moving forward, at every stop sign. One Mississippi... Two Mississippi... You know the drill or hopefully can count.

Anonymous said...

I worked for PennDot for 7 years and connot anymore for health reasons but I have been involved in many many nights of plowing and have yet to ever hear any driver say time to go out and get as many mailboxes and do as much damage as possible so 11:50 you are way off the mark

Anonymous said...

9:50am, care to put all PENNDot workers on a lie detector test?

Anonymous said...

If your mailboxes are of correct height by USPS regs, the wing plow will pass completely under it. Babies, babies, babies.... The grass is always greener on the other side, isn't it?
@710am.... Completely agree with you and keep up the good work!
@557pm.... Care to go for a drug test or psych eval? Duh... If you don't like it move or get a PO box like 553pm suggested.

Anonymous said...

Get a life--that snow plow truck driver does not revolve his snow removal game plan around just one home- my husband runs a plow truck, we had 3 days of family Christmas' and he managed to miss all three due to having to plow the roads-me, my kids or our families did not complain-we understand that that is what is needed to keep the world operating. If it makes you feel any better, I also had to shovel out the end of my driveway after my husband plowed it in with snow from the road! You need to plow a road just once!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just plow the damn roads. I'll take care of my driveway.