News Flash

City of White Plains News

Posted on: January 5, 2024

Seasonal Snow Removal Guidelines

seasonal snow  Removal Guidelines

Seasonal Snow Removal Guidelines

Snow can begin falling as early as October!

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.  

Children and pets should not be playing in or near the street when you see plows coming through your area.


DO NOT PARK CARS ON THE STREET WHEN IT SNOWS - OR WHEN SNOW IS IN THE FORECAST.

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 multifamily residences - sidewalks must be cleared by 10 a.m.
  •  Single family residences - sidewalks must be cleared within ten (10) hours.

WHEN A STORM ENDS DURING THE DAY

  •  Businesses and multifamily residences - sidewalks must be cleared within two (2) hours.
  • Single family residences - sidewalks must be cleared within ten (10) hours.

PRIVATE CONTRACTOR GUIDELINES

Private contractors hired for snow removal for private driveways or parking lots, may NOT push snow into or across public streets. Snow should be plowed to the rear of the private property.  This law will be enforced by the City of White Plains.

 City Charter:  Snow Removal Section 7-2-1

GET THE APP!
Download the City of White Plains' DPW At Your Service for Apple and Android phones. The app offers a variety of information about services the City of White Plains provides to residents such as customized trash schedules for your address; it answers many questions about what goes in the trash, what is to be recycled and what needs special pick ups; you may schedule special pick ups through the app; it gives seasonal updates such as the brush pick up schedule, leaf removal and sends updates when significant snow and other storms, etc. may affect the sanitation schedule.

WE TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN OUR SNOW REMOVAL EFFORTS.
PLEASE HELP US TO HELP YOU!

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of White Plains News

City Seal Transparent

PRESIDENTS’ DAY 2024

Posted on: February 17, 2024
weather-cancellation

Weather-Related Cancellations

Posted on: February 12, 2024
Newsletter banner for Newsflash (10)

Stay in the Know! Subscribe to the City of White Plains Monthly Newsletter

Posted on: February 5, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 15, 2015
UntitledMLK holiday sanitation schedule

Holiday Sanitation Schedule

Posted on: January 12, 2024
Sanitation 2024 New Years

New Year's Week Sanitation Changes

Posted on: December 29, 2023
Seal - gold and blue

Fines/Fees Increase Notification

Posted on: December 19, 2023
JazzFest 2023 tickets on sale

JazzFest 2023 is in Full Swing!

Posted on: September 6, 2023
holiday sanitation labor day

Holiday Sanitation Schedule

Posted on: September 1, 2023
hot day

Heat Advisory/Cooling Stations

Posted on: July 27, 2023
CWP seal

Air Quality Advisory

Posted on: June 7, 2023
Eastview Neighborhood Clean Up

Volunteer Opportunity!

Posted on: May 18, 2023
Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco De Mayo 2023

Posted on: May 5, 2023
CWP seal

2023-24 Proposed Budget

Posted on: April 11, 2023
CWP seal

Fowl and Livestock Ordinance

Posted on: February 24, 2022