Employees of the Public Works Department work diligently to clear Town-accepted roads and Town-property sidewalks of snow and ice during winter storms. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our Town roads safe by following these regulations and suggestions:
Street Obstructions: Parking ban announcements will be made through the local media and on the Town website, www.CheshireCT.org. During a ban, Town Ordinance prohibits parking on the street. Any vehicle so parked may be towed. Basketball hoops and other private property should be removed from the rights-of-way.
Sidewalks: Per Town Ordinance, property owners are responsible to clear snow and ice from adjacent sidewalks within 24 hours of the end of the snowfall or precipitation event. Residents are encouraged to wait until the Town plows have pushed snow back to the curb line before clearing the sidewalks and driveway aprons.
Priority Roads: The first priority is to create travel lanes on through streets. Residents who live on a cul-de-sac or lesser-traveled road are asked to be patient with the removal of snow from these areas. Following the end of the storm, all roads will be plowed back to the curb line. This pushback allows room for snow from future snowstorms, provides better access to mailboxes, and opens up storm drains for melting snow. NOTE: State roads (Routes 10, 42, 68, 70) are plowed by the State of CT Department of Transportation, not the Town.
Mailboxes: According to Town Ordinance, the Public Works Department does not replace mailboxes that are displaced by snow or slush from plowing. Occasionally a plow strikes a mailbox. The damage must be reported within 48 hours of the end of the storm. Please contact the Public Works Department within the designated time period to have your claim investigated. The Town Council Resolution can be viewed (below).
Salt/Sand Mixture: Available to Town Residents at the old transfer station on 1304 Waterbury Road during the hours of 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM. (Please bring your own container)
Fire Hydrants/Storm Sewers: Please help the Town by keeping fire hydrants and storm sewers clear of snow and debris.
Other: The Town prohibits placing snow on any public road in such a manner as to impede or inconvenience travel. Residents and private contractors will be held responsible for any curb damage that results from private plowing operations.