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Snow Removal: How it Works

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January 24th, 2014 1 Comment

Snow Removal: How it Works

When we experience a winter weather event there are many factors that come into play during the snow removal process. We encourage residents to review the following, so that there is less confusion about how this process works.

During a Snow Storm: The main focus is always to keep open, to the best of our ability, all main roads within the communities (Eaglehead Drive, Sanandrew Drive, Pinehurst Drive, Finn Drive, etc.). After main roads are open and passable, secondary roads will be addressed. After primary roads and secondary roads have been opened, a pass can be made on courts and townhomes. Spreading salt is not common during heavy snowfall, due to plowing still in progress. It is wasteful and unproductive to continuously salt roadways, and then repeatedly plow away the salt.

After the storm: Main roads will be opened and cleaned up first, followed by secondary roads. The final step is to clean all court heads, townhomes and intersections. Salt will be spread on necessary areas.

Sidewalk Maintenance: Homeowners are responsible for snow removal on sidewalks in front of their property. Lake Linganore is responsible for common area sidewalks.

Please:

Do not park your cars on the streets, cul-de-sacs or courts. Please park in driveways. Roads are narrow and make it difficult for plow trucks to pass, as well as a liability if roads are slippery.

Do not allow children to build tunnels in snow banks. (Plow trucks will push additional snow into pile)

Do not throw snow back into the roadway.

Be patient.

Tips:

Parking in driveway reduces the amount of snow you have to shovel

Wait until all plowing is done before shoveling the apron of the driveway

Be cautious, often the main roads within the development are clear before Boyers Mill and Gas House are completely open and passable.

Do you have items in your easement?

Rules & Regulations Section 14 -Easement: No structure, plantings or other material shall be placed in the rights-of-ways easement area
Residents are reminded that items should not be placed in the rights-of-way easement. While every effort will be made to preserve private property; LLA nor its contractors will be responsible for damage to items stored within the easement during snow plowing.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will my road be plowed?
Primary roads are attended to first (Eaglehead, Pinehurst Dr, Sanandrew, Finn etc.) followed by secondary roads. Once all primary and secondary roads are open, courts, cul-de-sacs and townhouses will be opened.

Why haven’t they cleaned up my court completely?
Once the snow has stopped, primary roads are cleaned up first, followed by secondary roads, courts, cul-de-sacs and
intersections. Also, cars parked on the side of the road or in courts make it difficult to maneuver and plow effectively.

Why aren’t they spreading salt?
Under most circumstances, salt will be put down after the snow has stopped. If you put salt down on top of snow, it will be plowed off the road.

Do I need to shovel my sidewalk?
Yes, the homeowner is in charge of shoveling the sidewalk in front of their homes (including Townhomes). The Association is responsible for common area sidewalks.


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