Winter is a topic that the Department of Public Works focuses on
year-round. Snow and ice operations are the responsibility of the
Highways Division, with personnel support coming from all the Public
The Town plows and treats 125 miles of roads and all Town parking lots.
Treating Road Surfaces
Chemically-treated sand is used on all road surfaces. The sand is mixed with road salt in a five-to-one ratio and liquid Ice B'gone (external link)
is applied at the spinners.
Snow and/or ice removal from sidewalks is the responsibility of the
property owner. The Town will send a sidewalk plow around on the major
sidewalks to assist residents with this task. Once the Town machine has
passed, the resident is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk in a
Sidewalk Plowing Map and List
Sand is available at the DPW and business owners in the Town center are still responsible for clearing their sidewalks.