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Evesham Police offer residents suggestions to help township with snow and ice removal operations

Police offer the following tips to increase the effiecny of snow and ice removal operations throughout town.

Evesham Township is requesting residents help during snow and ice removal operations with the anticipated snow storm.

Police ask that residents follow these suggestions to increase the effiecny of snow and ice removal operations throughout town:

• Limit travel during snow storms to trips that are necessary. Once roads have been plowed and salted, the potential for accidents is greatly reduced.

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• Park your vehicles in driveways and off the road. For those who must park on the street, try to park on one side of the street only. According to police, parked cars hinder the speed and efficiency of township snow removal operation. Vehicles may only be parked in authorized areas. Vehicles parked in unauthorized areas may be towed.

• Snow plows are designed to remove snow from the roadway to the edge of the road. Police note that it is likely that the plow will leave behind a window of snow in front of driveways. Police remind residents that they are responsible for removing that snow. Additionally, when removing snow from a driveway apron, police ask that resident push it to the right as they look from their driveway to the street. Police say this will further help eliminate the possibility of a driveway being plowed in again.

• Do not plow snow from driveways and walkways into the road. Police ask residents to pile the snow in their yard. Police remind residents that they are also responsible for their snow removal contractor’s actions.

• Police not that when snow plows are used during snow falls, the initial pass of the snow plow is made to open up the road for traffic flow. The following passes will push the snow to the curb line or road edge. Police say this is necessary in order to allow for the drainage of melting snow into catch basins and to allow more space to plow future snow accumulations.

• To avoid salt hitting a vehicle while driving, police ask drivers to move away from the center of the road when they see a salt truck approaching from the opposite direction. Police note that salt trucks are designed to deposit more salt near the center of the road as the salt works its way to the road edge as traffic runs over it. Residents are asked to try to stay back approximately 200 feet from the rear of a truck while its deploying the material.

• Residents are asked to remove portable basketball hoops and trailers from the street and place it on their property .

• When calling the Public Works Department, residents are asked to keep messages simple and direct. Residents should state their name, phone number, the problems they are calling about and the location.

By following the recommendations listed, police say residents will be assisting police and the township in providing residents with safe and efficient snow removal operations.

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