Thursday, February 4, 2021

Plymouth reminds residents clearing roads is county job

Plymouth Township officials recently issued a reminder to residents regarding snow emergencies in the township.

Officials noted that the township can probably expect several heavy snow days this winter like those earlier this week which can make both driving and walking a challenge. Plymouth Township is not responsible for the plowing or clearing of streets, officials said, that work is the responsibility of Wayne County Roads or the local homeowner's association usually through a private contractor. 

The Plymouth Township Department of Public Service salts sidewalks and pathways on township-owned property only, and local homeowners are responsible for snow removal from local subdivision or residential streets through private contracts.

Residents and businesses must remove snow and ice from adjacent sidewalks within 24 hours of a snow or ice event or be subject to an ordinance violation, officials said. While Plymouth Township does not issue "Snow Emergencies," officials expect that when such a situation is determined to be in effect, residents will move vehicles off the street so that Wayne County snow plows can clear the roads.