What tips do you have for safe driving during snow storms?

The safest thing you can do during a snow storm is to stay off the roads. Not only is driving during snowfall treacherous for you and your vehicle, it can be life-threatening for pedestrians. Slow-moving and abandoned cars also interfere with first responders and plow operators—better not to take a chance if you can avoid it. Mostly importantly, do not abandon your car in the middle of the road.

If you must drive, slow down and watch for ice, hills, and ditches.

Be sure to clear your car of all snow and ice before leaving for your destination.

When driving at night, keep your headlight beams low. High beams can amplify the appearance of snow and lead to decreased visibility.

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1. How does the city prepare for snow and ice events? What happens when the snow starts falling?
2. How does the City prioritize which streets to plow?
3. Why hasn’t the City plowed my residential street yet? When can I expect the plow to come?
4. The plow just came by my street, but it left a huge pile of snow right in front of my driveway! What should I do?
5. Why doesn't the City plow the center of the road?
6. I’m glad the city plows our streets, but what about sidewalks? I want to be able to walk around my neighborhood safely.
7. What tips do you have for safe driving during snow storms?