Summit County Snow Safety Information
It’s been a mild winter so far, but soon (hopefully) the snow storms will arrive. Summit County wants to remind Pinebrook residents of their snow safety regulation and guidelines:
- Summit County plow operators will work from 4:00 am – 10:00 pm, unless a storm rolls in overnight and continues throughout the day.
- KEEP YOUR SNOW ON YOUR PROPERTY – NOT IN THE STREET. Snow storage – property owners must contain ALL of the snow from their property, including their driveway, onto their own property (Summit County Code 7-3-4 & 7-3-5). They may not push their snow out onto the County Road or into the County Right-of-Way. Doing so creates hazards to plow operators and other drivers.
- YOUR MAILBOX IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. All landscaping, mail boxes, markers and other items placed in the County Right-of-Way are at RISK. Damage to these items will not be the responsibility of the County (Summit County Code 7-3-10). Crews do everything they can to miss/avoid hitting these items, but they cannot see what’s under the snow, and as heavy/wet snow rolls out the end of the plow blade, there is a lot of force that easily knocks things over (like mailboxes). Any damage that may be caused to County snow removal equipment may become the responsibility of the property owner.
- DON’T PARK IN THE STREET. No on-street parking on County Roads (except as otherwise marked by the County) between November 15th and April 15th. Vehicles or other obstacles which hamper County snow removal operations will be towed or removed at the owner’s expense. The County shall not assume any liability for damage to vehicles parked on the street, or other obstacles placed in the County right-of-way in violation of this chapter. Damage to snow removal equipment resulting from contact with vehicles which are illegally parked or other obstacles placed in the County right-of-way shall be the responsibility of the vehicle owner or persons responsible for the obstacles placed in the County right-of-way. (Summit County Code 7-3-3)
- GARBAGE/RECYCLING DAYS – If weather delays trash or recycling pickup, they will be serviced the next day, if possible. Please pull your cans off of the road so plows can keep clearing snow. Severe weather delays can cause a cascade of delays to areas that are supposed to be served on subsequent days.
- GENERAL SAFETY:
– When walking or riding watch for plows. Plow drivers may not see you.
– Do not run into the street to flag down a plow. This may surprise the operator and cause an accident.
– Do not build snow forts in the big snow berms along the road. A plow could come along at any time and push into the piles.
For the full county document, click here. If you have questions, you can reach the county at (435) 336-3970