Twin Falls residents asked to not shovel snow into road

Published: Feb. 21, 2019 at 5:56 PM MST
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The city of Twin Falls is asking that when shoveling snow, to put the snow on the lawn, rather than in the road.

Public Information Officer Josh Palmer explained to KMVT that even though it seems counter intuitive, putting the snow on the lawn, not only waters the grass, but keeps the roadways, gutters, and drains clear, and prevents future flooding due to backup.

“We discourage any of our residents from putting the snow into the gutters or on top of the storm drains, simply because it prevents proper drainage, and that's when we end up with isolated flooding in some streets,” Palmer stated.

And with more snow in the forecast for this weekend, Palmer also reminds drivers to be aware of snow plows when driving, as they will be out before the snow starts to well after it stops and to not pass the snow plows.