Snow Plowing Policy
With the advent of another Minnesota snow season comes the concern about the access to work, school, and business. The safety and convenience of the traveling public is a main concern of Page Township. The goal of the Township is to have all roads passable within a reasonable amount of time after a snowfall has stopped.
The Township does not assure a completely bare road. Users of the road system are to exercise caution and drive with care. Please remember the blue and amber flashing lights identifying the snow plowing vehicles.
- Dispatching of Snowplow: The Township will usually not dispatch the snowplow until after 3 inches of snow has fallen. During extended periods of snowfall exceptions may be made. The snowplow will not be sent out in situations that may be hazardous due to restricted visibility.
- Operations: Generally, the cleaning of roads will consist of three phases. Depending on the situation, more than one phase may be accomplished at one time. The phases are:
- Making the road passable
- Widening roads
- Cleaning up
- Personal Properties: Mailboxes and fences damaged during snow plowing will be evaluated case by case. Only those mailboxes that were properly located and installed and which were damaged by actual contact with the snow plowing equipment will be repaired at the Township’s expense.
Reminders for Residents
- Township residents are reminded that it is unlawful to plow snow from driveways onto or across public roads. Piles of snow left on or near the road can freeze into a solid mass creating a hazardous situation for vehicles and snowplows. Accidents and damages caused by snow piles placed in the roadway may result in liability to the property owner.
- Township residents are reminded to remove parked vehicles from Township roads to assist in snow plowing.
- The Township’s snow plowing contractor will not attempt to remove stuck vehicles from ditches, snow banks, or any other impediment.
- When directed by a Supervisor, the Township’s snow plowing contractor will make an emergency plowing effort through private property.