In preparation for Winter Storm Nemo, the Maplewood Department of Public Works has issued snow removal tips, which are posted below.
There is still plenty of time to get prepared for the storm, which has the potential to blanket our area in heavy snow Friday and Saturday. Home Depot in Vauxhall reported brisk sales of ice melt and shovels on Thursday afternoon, but the store is still well stocked with those items as well as snowblowers and other gear.
Plan ahead when snow is predicted to cover roadways. Do not drive unless you absolutely need to. Leave yourself plenty of extra time to get where you are going if you do need to drive.
Remove all cars from the roadway.
The police department does grant overnight parking permission during snow emergencies.
Do not shovel your driveway apron until you are sure the plows are finished plowing the road. Always pile the snow behind the curb.
It is illegal to deposit any snow from the sidewalk or driveway in to the roadway. This will create unsafe road conditions.
For more information, visit the DPW website.