Snow Clearing Tips

Posted on Monday December 09, 2019
Platte City's top priority in a snowstorm is plowing snow routes, which may require several trips down the same route.

 Snow plowed from roads could block private driveways for some time. Due to limited time and resources during a snow event, plows can only clear private driveways at the request of local emergency officials.

To reduce the amount of snow that may block your driveway, shovel an open area along the shoulder at the entrance (see illustration to the right). Plow blades will then push snow into the area just before your driveway and leave a much smaller amount of snow in front of your driveway.

Diagram provided courtesy of Missouri Department of Transportation