Why can't you plow my street now?
We wish we had enough snow plows and drivers to take care of every street right away, but our resources are limited, so we must adhere to a carefully laid out system for clearing the streets. If we allowed our plows to be diverted each time a special request is made, it would take longer to get all streets in the city cleared.

Plowing priorities are: 1) State trunklines and major streets; 2) Battle Creek Transit bus routes and around schools; 3) residential streets; 4) cul-de-sacs and alleys.

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1. Why can't you plow my street now?
2. The plow left some snow at the end of my driveway. Can you send someone to plow it out?
3. I own a business downtown. How are streets plowed in the Central Business District?
4. Can you tell me exactly when my street will be plowed?
5. Why don't the trucks plow and salt on the way to their routes?
6. Why don't you use the big trucks to plow cul-de-sacs?
7. I just cleared my sidewalk and the plow filled it in. Is there something you can do?
8. Why don't you plow down the middle of the street, to open it to traffic faster?
9. I hire someone to plow my driveway. Is there anything I should know?
10. Why do you sometimes salt instead of plow, or plow instead of salt?
11. I saw a plow parked at a restaurant during a snow storm. Why wasn't it out working?
12. Why do I sometimes see plow trucks on the streets when it's not snowing?
13. Why aren't plows on the roads in anticipation of a big storm in the forecast?
14. Salt corrodes my car, sidewalk, and driveway. Can you use sand instead?
15. I have a heart condition. Can you plow my street in case there is an emergency?
16. What are the winter parking rules?
17. What should I do if a plow hits and damages my mailbox?
18. Why haven't you cleared the city-owned sidewalk near my house?
19. Who is responsible for plowing our county and state roads?
20. What do we spend on snow plowing?