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Seasonal Guidelines - Snow Removal
At the City of White Plains DPW, we take inclement weather and snow removal operations seriously.  

During snow storms, DPW manpower is maximized by including Highway, Forestry, Sanitation and Water Bureaus to work together, along with Public Safety, to clear roads in order of priority:

Primary Roads are cleared first, followed by secondary and then tertiary roads.  This order helps the City achieve its goal of keeping roads open so that rescue vehicles are able to make their way, in case of emergencies that may arise during inclement weather conditions.

During any snow event please adhere to the following guidelines:

Safety first!
Snow plowing is a serious task which requires full attention from crews.  Please make sure children and pets are not playing in or near the street when you see plows coming through your area.

Do not park cars on the street.
Whether it is day or night, the DPW snow plows must be able to clear the streets of snow safely and effectively.  Cars that remain on the street may get plowed in, and may also receive a summons from the Public Safety department.

Sidewalks and crosswalks are to be kept clear of snow and ice.
Sidewalks should be shoveled the entire width of the sidewalk as prescribed by the said ordinance Section 160 of the Municipal Code.  Curb cuts must be kept clear of snow and ice.

When a storm ends at night 
Businesses and multi family residences must clear sidewalks by 10 a.m.
        Single family residences must clear sidewalks within 10 hours.

When a storm ends during the day
Businesses and multi family residences must clear sidewalks within 2 hours.
Single family residences must clear sidewalks within 10 hours.

Private contractors - guidelines
If you have a private contractor who plows your private driveway or parking lot, please be advised that snow may NOT be pushed into or across public streets. Snow should be plowed to the rear of your property.  

City Charter:  Snow Removal Section 7-2-1

Call 422-1202 with any questions or concerns regarding snow removal.

We take great pride in our snow removal efforts.  Please help us to help you!