Why do the plows block my driveway with snow?

The primary goal of plowing is to remove snow from streets so that the road is open to vehicular traffic. Snowplows typically push snow to the right of the travel lane, and unfortunately this results in snow piling up in front of driveways. Plow drivers have no control over the direction of the plow, and cannot stop or raise the plow at each driveway as this would leave a pile of snow in the roadway. We suggest that residents wait until the plow has been through their road prior to cleaning their driveway and mailbox area. If drifting or more snow occurs, the plows may have to make multiple passes to keep the road clear. Drivers will try to prevent excessive blockages at driveways, but at times this is not possible. Please remember that the clearing of the driveway and mailbox areas is the responsibility of the resident.

Postal regulations require residents to clear snow from in front of mailboxes to allow for mail delivery.

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1. Why do the plows block my driveway with snow?
2. After the storm, the snowplow came through and pushed snow back into my yard or driveway. WHY?
3. Who pays if the county knocks over my mailbox or damages my lawn?
4. Why isn't my subdivision getting plowed right away?
5. What should I do if my road isn't getting plowed?