Resident & Motorist Responsibilities
Browse through the helpful tips to follow during inclement weather in the Town of Richmond:
- Be alert and drive with caution. Remember winter storm create slick road conditions. Maintain safe distances between vehicles, decrease your driving speed, and allow additional time to stop.
- Expect delays, allow extra driving time, and please do not pass the plow trucks. Stay back 50 feet from the plow truck and do not crowd in behind him because the vehicle may reverse direction at intersections.
- Park vehicles off the roadway. A parking ban will be in effect and the Police may tow vehicles that interfere with snow removal operations.
- Teach children not to approach a plow truck and to not throw objects at the truck or into roadway. Do not allow them to play, sled, or build snow forts in the road or within close proximity to the roadway.
- Remove all basketball hoops, hockey goals, skateboard ramps, and other items that should not be in the roadway. The town is not responsible for damage done to items left in the right-of-way.
- Trees and other landscape features that are within the right-of-way and close to the edge of the roadway are not the responsibility of the town if damage is done.The town has the right to remove and trim trees, branches, and shrubs that interfere and damage our equipment.
- The town is not responsible for snow that is deposited in your driveway. We do not deposit snow in driveways intentionally and each side of the road receives the same amount of snow.
- Mailboxes are damaged in many ways. If our equipment physically hits it with the plow or backs into it, we will repair or replace it. Mailboxes that are damaged by snow from the plow is not the town’s responsibility. A properly installed and maintained mailbox should withstand snow removal efforts.
- Placing snow into a town road is prohibited. The shoveling of, snow blowing, of and the plowing of snow into a town road from a private driveway, parking lot, or private road is prohibited and punishable by law.