Why aren’t the streets in front of my house plowed after every storm?

Residential Streets (Tier 4) are plowed only when conditions warrant and snowplow crews are available. Tier 4 streets are not routinely plowed and de-iced because their lower traffic volumes and speeds do not typically warrant the expense. An exception is made if a street has hills and curves that could become hazardous to motorists. Snow in cul-de-sacs will normally be plowed to the center to provide the largest turning radius possible for emergency vehicles and solid waste operations. During heavy storms, snow may not be removed until the following day after arterials and collectors are plowed.

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1. Why doesn't the city plow my street when they go by?
2. Why aren’t the streets in front of my house plowed after every storm?
3. Who is responsible for clearing sidewalks?
4. Why do snowplows sometimes push snow back into driveway entrances and sidewalks??
5. What if I have an emergency and my street isn’t plowed?
6. Who is responsible for damaged mailboxes?
7. How many snow removal districts are in the City of Montrose and what equipment is available?
8. What can I expect regarding snow removal activities prior to, during, and after the storm?
9. Does the City of Montrose perform snow removal for all primary roadways within the city limits?
10. How does the City of Montrose plan for snow removal?