There are several reasons for plowing the snow to one side:
1. The streets are less clogged resulting in more efficient traffic movement after the street has been plowed.
2. The fire hydrants are not surrounded with piles of snow.
3. Snow plowing is done faster due to the fact that driveways only have to be cleared on one side of the street.
4. This method of plowing reduces operating costs.
In most cases, the decision as to which side of the street to place the snow is generally determined by the location of the fire hydrants. Attempts are made to plow the snow to the opposite side of the street from the hydrants, but exceptions can apply where public lands may be available for snow storage or where fewer homes are located on one side versus the other side of the street. Contact info: Infrastructure Services