The Town of Boone is reminding those living in town limits of snow pushing operations regarding the pending winter storm.
The Town of Boone Public Works Department anticipates the hauling of snow in the downtown area. They ask that all residents and users of the downtown area be aware of this and pay attention to the “Emergency Snow Route/No Parking” signs. Towing will be enforced as needed to clear and haul snow between hours of 11:00pm and 7:00am with the exception of Appalachian Street to Water Street between the hours of 1:00am and 7:00am.
The Town is also reminding residents of Driveway Clearing Tips
The following suggestions are intended to make your driveway snow removal
easier and safer:
1. Do not shovel, snow blow or have your driveway plowed into or across the
road. This is prohibited by law and can cause a serious traffic hazard. If
possible, it is best to place snow on the side of your driveway opposite
direction from which the plow is coming. That way, the plow will carry snow
away from your driveway rather than back into it.
2. If possible, wait until the highway has been plowed before cleaning out the end
5 to 10 feet of your driveway. There is no practical way to plow the highway
without depositing snow into your driveway. Please understand the Town
cannot go back and shovel or plow out the end of any private driveway.
3. Do not allow children to play on snow banks along the road. Warn them not to
tunnel or build snow caves along the road. Snow plows may need to open up
vision or push back snow banks to provide storage room for future storms.