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Posted on: January 11, 2019

News Release - Reminders-Town of Purcellville Snow Procedures

PURCELLVILLE, VA. January 11, 2019— With the expectation of snow arriving Saturday night, January 12th and through Sunday, January 13th, the Town of Purcellville would like to provide reminders to citizens and businesses of the Town’s procedures regarding snow within the Town limits.

The Town’s primary objective is to clear the main arterial streets first, followed by primary roads with secondary subdivision and cul-de-sacs last.  Every attempt is made to initially provide one passable lane.  In the event of a life-threatening emergency, crews will work with emergency personnel to provide additional access.

During a snow or ice event, vehicles, trailers, basketball hoops, trash cans and any other obstacles should be removed from the roadway. Crews are responsible for clearing the roadways to the edge of pavement or the curb.  Obstructions delay the overall operations.

The Town Ordinance requires sidewalks to be cleared within 24 hours of a snowfall. Please help keep Purcellville a walkable community.  If ice is present and cannot be removed, it should be covered with sand, kitty litter, ashes or other substance that make for safe passage.

It is strongly advised that you wait until the storm is over and significant plowing has been done on your street before removing snow from your driveway apron.  Several passes are needed to clear a roadway. Crews cannot avoid pushing snow back onto your driveway apron, nor can they clear the apron for you.  Therefore, it is best to wait until the plowing activities have ceased before shoveling the end of your driveway. Snow from private driveways, business, or parking areas should NOT be pushed into the street.

 For questions or more information, contact the Town of Purcellville Public Works Department at (540) 338-7440.

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