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Plows are fixed and angled to the right so when plowing, snow may end up on the driveway that you just shoveled. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes but plow blades cannot be lifted as they pass by a driveway. You may wish to clear your driveway several times during the storm or wait until the storm and plowing operations have ended.
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Yes. All Town streets are plowed in accordance with the M.G.L. Chapter 40 Section 6C and Board of Selectmen Operational Policy #16. Main roads and major arteries are plowed before smaller side streets. Likewise, paved roads are plowed with better quality due to the condition of the road itself while private roads are often dirt roads that are rutted and have potholes making them more difficult to plow.
Typically, one inch (1") of snow must accumulate.
The Town of Shrewsbury has a year-round parking ban prohibiting cars from being parked on public streets from 1 to 6 a.m. Vehicles that interfere with removing of ice and snow from any public way of the town are subject to a fine and the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s expense
Vehicles will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense in accordance with the Town’s General Bylaws.
Winter Sand is free and available to residents at the Highway Garage, 211 South Street, on the right as you enter the gate. Residents may take buckets of sand and salt for their personal use. Please do not access the salt shed for materials. Contractors are not allowed to utilize the sand/salt pile for residents. The sand/salt pile is accessible during normal business hours Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
We ask that residents help out by keeping the hydrants in front of your property clear of snow.