Public Works -
SNOW REMOVAL IN ALEXANDRIA
The City of Alexandria receives many calls regarding the condition of city streets. Please take into consideration that the Public Works Department does everything they can to get the streets as clean as possible for residents.
When snow is predicted our Public Works Supervisor decides if a pre-treatment is necessary. If it is below a certain temperature however, pre-treat or salt has no effect on the snow. When there is rapid snow fall, it is sometimes better to wait until the snow starts to quit and then plow. Their main concern is to at least have a path for travel in and out of the street, then return to remove as much snow as possible. Also, please remember that snow has to be put somewhere and they put it where they can at that time.
PLEASE BE PATIENT AND FOLLOW THESE SNOW TIPS:
When snow is predicted and you have a driveway, PLEASE USE IT...keeping cars off the street so they can clear a bigger path means they can pile snow in yards, not on your car. It is very helpful to you and the crew to have the cars off the street so a wider path can be created. It also is safer for your car, and the City crew for avoiding accidents.
When snow is plowed, some will usually end up in your driveway and yard...it's either that, or the street doesn't get plowed. The snow has to go somewhere!
Mailboxes...again, the snow is pushed to the side of the street and may block your mailbox. It is your responsibility to clear the snow around your mailbox so they will deliver mail.