Street Plowing

When Shrewsbury has a winter storm, the Town's goal is to keep the streets cleared and safe. For our crews to accomplish this goal effectively and efficiently, community cooperation is required. Residents are discouraged from parking on the street during any snowstorm and are encouraged to plan ahead for alternative off-street parking. 

The Highway Division is responsible for removing snow and ice from approximately 154 miles of Town-owned roadways, eleven (11) Town-owned parking lots, Mt. View Cemetery, and Dean Park.  We also remove snow from approximately twenty-five (25) miles of predesignated sidewalks in close proximity to schools and business districts.  There are roughly thirteen (13) miles of private streets that the Highway Division clears snow and ice from to maintain travel for emergency purposes.


  1. Pre-Treatment
  2. During the Storm
  3. After the Storm

A typical event starts with anti-icing.  This process begins in advance of precipitation falling to prevent the bonding of snow or ice to the paved surfaces.  This process is designated by the Highway Division Manager or as soon as conditions warrant.


  1. Town Operations
  2. Driveway Tip 1
  3. Driveway Tip 2
  • Plows are fixed and angled to the right so when plowing, snow may end up on the driveway you just shoveled.
  • Clearing driveway openings is the responsibility of the property owner so you may wish to clear your driveway several times during the storm or wait until the storm and plowing operations have ended.
  • Shoveling, plowing, or snow blowing the snow back into the street when clearing driveways and sidewalks is prohibited by Town Bylaws.
  • Plowing operations will typically continue past the point that snowfall ends. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes but plow blades cannot be lifted as they pass by a driveway.