Why do vehicles parked on the street impact plow operations?

It is vital for vehicles to not park on city streets during a declared Snow Event, as to allow plow operators to efficiently clear the city streets. A plow truck equipped with front and wing plows can extend out to 18 feet which allows for a typical residential street to be cleared curb to curb in a single pass in each direction. Vehicles, garbage cans, basketball hoops or other obstructions in the roadway require operators to maneuver around the objects resulting in potential collisions with the plows or damage as a result of the snow coming off of the plow blade. Additionally, these obstructions mean a portion of the roadway is not being cleared of the snow and ice which could result in a safety hazard to other vehicles or pedestrians.

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1. What conditions warrant a Snow Event declaration?
2. How does a Snow Event impact parking on city streets?
3. How long is a Snow Event in effect for?
4. Is there designated Snow Event parking downtown?
5. How does the city notify residents of a Snow Event?
6. My car has been towed, who do I contact to locate it?
7. Why do vehicles parked on the street impact plow operations?
8. Who do I contact if my mailbox has been damaged by a snow plow?
9. What should I do with my trash/recycling containers if the streets are being plowed on my collection day?