City of Buffalo Needs Your Help to Clear Snow From City Streets
With even more snow on the way today and tomorrow, the City of Buffalo is asking for your help in making sure the streets get plowed.
According to reporting by WKBW, officials from Buffalo's Streets and Sanitation department are looking for additional teamwork from city residents while crews work to get the streets cleared after this week's large snowstorm.
Quite a few of the side streets in Buffalo utilize alternate parking rules that do not allow parking between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week. This is generally in place to allow crews to clear the streets while people are at work. However, since so many people have been working from home, city officials have not been enforcing these rules.
An unintended side effect of this is that it has been very difficult for snowplows to make it down the narrow streets in Buffalo effectively.
City officials are asking people to move their cars during the day which will allow crews to clear their streets. The city has indicated that they are not going to ticket folks for being parked on side streets, but it would be extremely helpful if people could do their part.
Anyone who can voluntarily move to clear spaces out, awesome.
-Michael Finn, Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Streets for the City of Buffalo
While the City of Buffalo has not been enforcing winter parking rules on side streets, these rules are in full effect on main streets and bus routes throughout the city.
If you have any questions, you can contact the City of Buffalo by calling 311, or you can download the new app that the City of Buffalo developed to help with winter parking issues.