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Posted on: November 24, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Snow and Cold Return This Week

A strong cold front will impact Lake Tahoe this week bringing colder temperatures and snow according to the National Weather Service.

Below are helpful tips and suggestions when snow conditions exist:

• City snow plows are deployed when three (3) inches of snow have fallen (accumulated) on the ground. When snow conditions, snow plows have the right of way on streets and vehicles left unattended in the streets are subject to citation and/or tow. The best policy is to keep your vehicle(s) parked off the streets at all times.

• Cars subject to citation and/or tow are those parked in the street right-of-way. The City right-of-way extends beyond the edge of the pavement to the property line, generally 5 to 10 feet beyond the edge of the pavement.

• The primary purpose of snow removal is to clear snow from streets for emergency vehicles, school buses, hospital entry, refuse trucks and all vehicle traffic.

• The City is asking that you keep all trash containers behind the berm, on your property. Improper placement of trash containers can result in damaged containers and/or snow removal equipment. This affects the level of service we are able to provide to the community.

• When shoveling snow from your driveway, shovel to the right as you face the street. This way, the plow will move the snow further down the road, rather than move the shoveled snow back into your driveway.

• Berms are a residual part of snow removal and there is not a way to avoid them. When snow removal occurs, so will berms. The size of the berm fluctuates depending on many variable conditions; number of driveways on the street, the density of the snow and the amount of snow fall.

Your cooperation is appreciated!

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