Be aware that County law requires all property owners to clear their public sidewalks within 24 hours after the end of each snowstorm. Residents are encouraged to assist those who may be physically unable to shovel their own walks.

The County is supposed to plow streets if snow becomes 3 or more inches deep and melting is not predicted. It takes about 16 hours after a 3-inch snowfall to plow or treat every County road once. Time to treat all roads increases with the depth of the snow; after 24 inches of accumulation, for example, the County does not promise removal before 60 hours. (The County maintains 2400 miles of streets.)
In case of snow more than 3 inches deep, if you do not have a driveway, park your car on the even-numbered side of the street. After that side has been plowed, everyone should move to the cleared side, allowing the other side to be plowed. (All this assumes that parking on both sides is permitted.)

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