Before it snows, remember last year's problems and try to tackle them in advance. If you do your own snow removal have your tools and supplies handy. If you hire someone to do your snow removal, make the arrangements early. It's tough to find someone in the middle of a storm.
Most of our traffic slowdowns are caused by vehicles not equipped with snow tires or chains. Plan alternate ways to travel to main routes and to your place of employment. Most of all, use common sense. Do not go out during or immediately after a snowstorm unless it is truly necessary. Crews have many hours of hard work to complete their snow clearing operation. Less traffic on the roads during a storm means that we will be able to clear more quickly and completely.
Remember, whether it's your driveway, which you are responsible for, or the 100 lane miles of road that the City of Gardiner is responsible for, snow removal is an arduous and time consuming job. The City will be well aware of any impending snowstorms and will alert crews before the bad weather is due to arrive. If you have already called about a legitimate driving hazard, please don't call a second time. Please understand that the City cannot shovel ridges or wind rows from your driveway that were left by the snowplow, nor can City crews plow private property.