I just cleared my driveway/sidewalk and now there is snow pushed onto it again?

Unfortunately, pushing snow onto driveways and sidewalks is an unavoidable consequence of plowing. Plow operators do not intentionally push the snow on to your driveway/sidewalk. They cannot control the amount of snow coming off the edge of the blade and it is not practical to lift plows at every driveway throughout the City. Plow drivers have to get as close to the curb line as possible to clear catch basins to allow melting snow to drain properly. The main priority for the City is to keep streets safe to travel for emergency vehicles and motorists. The diagram below shows how to avoid the "second shovel."

Second Shovel Diagram

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1. I just cleared my driveway/sidewalk and now there is snow pushed onto it again?
2. I just cleared my driveway and there is snow in it again, can I push it back in the street?
3. I cannot get out of my alley – can someone send a plow?
4. Can someone come clear the snow that was pushed back on my driveway?
5. What if I have an emergency and my street has not been cleared?
6. Who is responsible for clearing snow off of sidewalks?
7. I have a fire hydrant in my yard, is it my responsibility to clear the area around it?
8. When will the plow get to my street?
9. When does the City put salt down?
10. Why did the next street over get plowed and I haven’t seen a plow yet?
11. I have not seen a truck one time since it started snowing! Where are they?
12. I saw a plow truck driving with the plow up, why aren’t they plowing?
13. My mailbox was damaged by the snow/snowplow – what do I do now?
14. My landscaping was damaged by the snowplow – what do I do now?
15. Why are the plows driving so fast?