Chevy Chase View is responsible for snow removal on our Town streets. The Town has contracted with SNOW CENTRAL to provide the community with snow removal and sanding services.
In the event of a snowstorm, SNOW CENTRAL will deploy crews and equipment to keep ahead of snow accumulations. The crews and equipment will automatically mobilize upon snow accumulation of a 2-inch depth.
The Council has requested that SNOW CENTRAL apply sand rather than salt as the primary traction base. In areas with steep inclines and at steep intersections, a mixture of salt and sand will be applied. Additionally, the Council has requested that SNOW CENTRAL provide barrels of a salt and sand mixture at steep intersections for residents’ use, if required.
As winter approaches, “guard stakes” shall be installed throughout the neighborhood in areas historically subject to damage by snowplow blades.
Here is some important information to remember:
What are residents responsible for when it snows?
Your sidewalk(s) MUST be shoveled within 24 hours of the end of the storm—it’s the law in Montgomery County. And, if you live on a corner lot, you must shovel both sidewalks. Remember that if it snows while you are not home, your sidewalk still must be cleared, so be sure to make arrangements in advance.
Please park your car(s) in your driveway.
The importance of this cannot be stressed enough! It makes it so much easier, more effective and safer to plow the streets if cars are in the driveway! We can do a much better job clearing your street of snow without maneuvering around parked vehicles. If you must park on the street, please park on the EVEN-NUMBERED side of the street.
Please do not park near intersections.
The snow plows are BIG and the clearing process is slowed down (sometimes blocked completely) when cars are parked too close to intersections.
What you can expect.
The plowing will begin as soon as there is enough snow on the street to push (generally at least two inches). If the snow is coming down in torrents the plowing will start about 2-3″ accumulation and continue as additional inches of snow fall. The strategy is left to the experience and knowledge of our very able contractor, Snow Central, who has servicing the Town for over 30 years.6 The newly fallen snow may be treated again with salt and/or sand before there is enough snow to plow. Salt and/or sand is only used when necessary, with special attention given to hills and intersections. Usually two to three inches of snow are required before we actually begin to plow to improve the traction and reduce sliding. In order to preserve the integrity of our asphalt streets, our contractor does not plow down to hard pavement.