dumping snow indiscriminately in front of businesses

This is what greeted me when I arrived at my shop this morning.
I realize it's been a crazy winter, but I'm sure there are more suitable places to dump snow. It's dangerous for pedestrians, as much of the snow ends up on the sidewalk. It's also incredibly inconsiderate to us as a local business trying to survive during a slow time of year. The fire hydrant has also been covered, making it dangerous to my and other local businesses.
nicolette97 February 18, 2014 at 07:38 AM
Snow is consistently dumped onto our street's only parking spaces, meaning a mad scramble for parking that's already scarce to begin with. Worse is when they plow or shovel snow directly onto, up against, and UNDER people's cars. It took me a week to get my car out of its spot last time because it had been buried so badly. There's a lot of snow out there, and it has to go somewhere, but what's being done with it everywhere is not just inconvenient but downright dangerous!
Judith Darsky February 18, 2014 at 08:12 AM
Definitely a problem. The guys who plow for the villages and town need to bring along extra manpower to shovel the snow away from driveways, fire hydrants, business entrances, cars, etc. My driveway is blocked by a mountain of frozen snow.
Elle Jaye February 18, 2014 at 10:17 AM
Bringing the extra manpower isn't the only solution. They need to keep from snowblowing or shoveling the snow out into the streets as well. All the drains are covered with snow & ice, too - guess what's going to happen when the rain comes later this week?! Final kicker: the police don't come when you call them. It's likely that the idiots doing this stuff aren't reading these posts. So what do you do? The only thing left is to stand outside with a shovel, stick or what-have-you, shouting like a lunatic & standing in the way of the plows even when they threaten to run you over. Yes, I've been threatened but the police never bothered to show up when I called. What else can we do about it?
Judith Darsky February 18, 2014 at 01:37 PM
I think each person affected needs to contact the town supervisor or village manager where they live, preferably with photographs of the situation. This year is probably the worst situation, snow-wise that I can recall in years. Snow, then freezing temps, then more snow, etc, so it doesn't melt. The various municipalities were unprepared for such events.


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