City of Burlington, Vermont City of Burlington, Vermont

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Does the City really need a parking ban ordinance for snow removal?

Yes, snow must be removed and pushed back to the curb. Many streets in the older part of the City are narrow. In order for a snowplow to have access to the street, cars must be removed. Snow which lies under cars when not pushed to the curb has a tendency to be dragged out into the travelway days after a storm causing slippery conditions. Snow which remains on the street will deter drainage and accelerate road deterioration. Public Works studies show that plowing operation costs double when cars remain on the street.