Why do you put snow in my driveway?
This is not done intentionally. Snow getting pushed into driveways is an unfortunate result of plowing a street. We know that it is frustrating to have to shovel out the end of your driveway a second time, but it is unavoidable.
Why did you push the snow into my driveway and not those across the street?
Most residential streets that are plowed receive one center pass. Each pass pushes the snow to the driver’s right. That is why one side gets the pushed off snow and the other doesn’t. Which side gets the pushed off snow is determined by where the driver started.
Where do I put my refuse carts when there are snow berms at the edge of the street?
Carts should be placed in your driveway opening or an area cleared of snow between the sidewalk and street.
Who is responsible for taking care of fire hydrants?
There are 9,053 hydrants in Fayette County. Some are maintained by Kentucky-American Water Company and some are privately owned. Kentucky-American is responsible for maintaining public fire hydrants but do not have the resources to dig each one out. If you have a fire hydrant in your yard, it would be a great service if you dug out around it.
Who is responsible for taking care of Lextran bus stops?
There are 979 active Lextran bus stops in Lexington. Lextran maintains the vast majority of these stops but does not have the manpower to clear each one after a snow event. If you have a Lextran stop on your property, please clean the area off for passengers.
Why was my car towed?
The city has designated – with appropriate signs – some 82 miles of roadway as Snow Emergency Routes. These are roadways that have a high traffic volume and/or shoulders that are inadequate to accommodate disabled vehicles. Disabled or parked vehicles along these roadways can cause problems when snow plowing is in progress.
When the Mayor declares a snow emergency, the Division of Police can remove, and sometimes has removed a vehicle from an emergency route to facilitate traffic movement and snow removal efforts. This may occur:
- When the vehicle is parked on an emergency route during a declared a Stage 1, 2, or 3 Snow Emergency.
- When the vehicle is stalled or disabled on the normally traveled portion of any public roadway and the owner is not attempting to remove the vehicle.
Car owners can retrieve their cars by calling the Police reports desk at 258-3563.