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When snow starts to fall, the Public Works Department activates its Snow and Ice Removal Plan. Exactly what happens under the plan depends on the amount of precipitation that has fallen, is predicted to fall, the temperature, duration of the storm, and moisture content.
Remove your vehicles from public streets when approximately 2 inches of snow has fallen or is predicted to fall. Vehicles parked in the road not only make it more difficult to clean the streets, but it also endangers safety by forcing drivers to zigzag in and out of traffic on slippery roads. As a reminder, the Village will ticket violators.
Snow emergencies are announced on Time Warner Cable Channel 25, at PleasantPrairieOnline.com, by text or email through Nixle.com, via Twitter and Facebook, and through local television, radio and print media.
There are also steps you, as a resident, can take to ensure that snow removal operations run safely and smoothly.
-Please avoid driving or parking on the road during heavy snowstorms. Our primary purpose is to clear streets for emergency vehicles. If you must be out, please use extreme caution and do not drive too fast for conditions, wear a seat belt, drive sober, and avoid distractions.
-Use caution when you encounter a snowplow. State law requires that you stay at least 200 feet behind a working snowplow. When following a snowplow, make sure that you can see the driverís mirrors so the driver is able to see you.
-Do not shovel or blow snow into public streets. This not only defeats the purpose of our snow plowing, but it is a violation of Village Ordinances because it causes unsafe conditions for all drivers. All shoveled or blown snow must be piled in your yard or parkway.
-If you live in a portion of the Village where sidewalks have been installed, please remove snow and ice from your sidewalk within 24 hours of a snowfall. Please clear snow and ice away from fire hydrants located on or near your property. Keeping hydrants clear will help save valuable time, should a fire emergency occur in your neighborhood.
-The Village encourages all residents to please assist your elderly neighbors with snow removal tasks whenever possible.
Find winter road conditions and traffic information at 5-1-1. Via phone, text or online, 5-1-1 can help you plan for safer travel during the winter weather season. Learn more about this Wisconsin Department of Transportation service at http://www.511wi.gov/Web/