It looks like we may be in for our first storm of the winter starting today and running into the week end. Her’s a few important tips and information from the City of Hailey snow plow guys.
The Public Works Department’s primary objective during the winter storm season is to provide safe transportation, emergency vehicle access to all citizens, and support education and commerce during adverse weather conditions. The City of Hailey has prepared equipment and personnel to meet the special needs associated with snow removal. Another important part of this preparation is to inform citizens of their role in the snow removal process. With this in mind, the City of Hailey would like to share a few tips that may make the snow more enjoyable.
The city plows at night whenever possible. It is permissible to move your vehicles into the right of way during the day to clean your driveway and property, but make sure to park well out of the way at night to avoid any vehicle or property damage. Be aware that a tow truck will be called to remove vehicles that impede snow removal. Owners must pay towing and storage fees. A new City of Hailey ordinance allows the Police Department to ticket vehicles ($50 fine) parked in the street and not on their own property.
Please keep your trash cans and personal items back from the roadway and on your own property during a storm.
Snow forts can seem like a lot of fun, but they are dangerous when built in the city right of way or next to the road. When snow builds up we push the banks back to help with visibility at intersections. We cannot see children
playing in these caves.