Snow Removal FAQ’s

When will my street be plowed?
  • The Township has a sequence to how snow is removed, it is as follows:
    • 1. School Bus Routes
    • 2. Other Roadways
    • 3. Short Streets and Cul-de-sacs (During extensive snow storms the Township may not be able to clear short streets or cul-de-sacs until the following day.)
  • Please note that Halfmoon Valley Road (S.R. 550) is a state highway and is not maintained nor plowed by Halfmoon Township.
Why do the Township’s plow trucks keep hitting my mailbox when they plow?
  • Plowing snow is not an easy job, especially in the middle of a storm in the dark. The road crew has many things to watch for when plowing snow and sometimes mailboxes are hanging out too far into the road right-of-way. Sometimes it isn’t even the plow that does the damage, just the snow and ice that comes off the plow. You can be assured that the drivers do not do this intentionally and certainly try their best to avoid damage to personal property.
Will the Township clean the mess in my yard from the snowplow?
  • No, the Township has the right to use the whole right-of-way and is not responsible for minor damage with the area. Damage to lawn/grass is unintentional and unavoidable. Try to look at it as a small price to pay for living in the beautiful countryside.
Why does the Township always plow my driveway shut after I finished shoveling it?
  • The drivers plow the roadways in the most efficient manner to provide the safest driving conditions as possible. The plows deliver snow to the side of the road as long as the truck is moving. There is not way to “shut off” the flow of snow at driveway entrances. You can, however assist in keeping your driveway clear by depositing all snow from your driveway to the left side, as you face your residence. Also, if you clear an area on the right side of the driveway along the roadway, the plow will clear itself of snow before it reaches your driveway.