From the Muni website, here's the Municipal "Plow-Out" . . . policy? Target? Rule of thumb? I'm not sure what to call it. Typicality?
The snowfall wasn't particularly heavy and our street still has yet to be plowed. Now it was Thanksgiving. But that was Thursday, not Friday. And the website does say:
Snow Plowing and RemovalAfter a snowfall, Street Maintenance crews typically have snow plowed within 72 hours. This is referred to as a “Plow-Out”. As the snow is plowed, Street Maintenance crews begin removing and hauling the snow to designated storage sites. This cycle will continue after every major snow fall.
Click on the following links to find your area on the Plow-Out Map, or to check the status of current Plow-Outs.
Snow Plow-Out Plans
Snow Plow Out Status Map (available during winter season only)
During the winter season (October through May) Street Maintenance crews work twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week providing snow plowing, snow removal, ice prevention and de-icing on Municipal maintained streets and sidewalks.And I checked the Muni Snow Plow Status Map that shows (you can double click to enlarge it)
Well, I'm not sure this the snow plow status map. It does say street-sweeping map. (I didn't catch that part in my screen shot.) But it also says as of Monday, 30 November 2009, so I have to assume it isn't a street sweeping map.
As of 6am this morning, it looks like about half of Anchorage hadn't been cleared yet. Their snow plow out plan has 1/3 done Day 1, 1/3 done Day 2, and 1/3 done Day 3. Going on Day 4, they had done maybe 1/2.
The snow plow out plan says that my neighborhood is either due to get plowed the first day (Plan A) or the third day (Plan B) after it snows. But I'm not really sure how to tell when it's Plan A or Plan B.
Anyway, I don't know why, I just know the city is behind their own schedule for plowing the streets. I'm expected to have my car off the street until they plow. With a one car garage and wife-gets-the-garage rule at our house, that isn't always easy. If I could tell when they were going to plow it would be easier. But the snow is so bad right now, I had trouble getting it across the street and onto a vacant space on my neighbor's property. And you can see the truck in the video above.