Why does it take so long to plow the streets?
The City of Dayton is responsible for more than 1,700 lane-miles of roadway. Before, during, and after a snow storm, City crews work around the clock, in 16-hour shifts, using all available equipment and personnel. Still, clearing snow is difficult work that requires crews to adapt to constantly changing conditions. Heavy snow, or even a small accumulation of ice, is very hard on plow equipment and can cause damage to plows that must be frequently inspected and repaired. Please remember that even if your street has not yet been cleared, crews have been working as hard as possible to move through the City's road network.

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1. How does the City prioritize plowing?
2. Why does it take so long to plow the streets?
3. Will my street be plowed next?
4. Why isn't sand used?
5. Why did I see a truck without its plow down?
6. Where should I park?
7. Why did you plow me in?
8. Who is responsible for clearing sidewalks?
9. How can I stay safe in snow?