Administrative Office

290 South Duffy RoadHours: Monday - Friday
Butler, PA 160018:30am to 4:30pm
Phone: (724) 283-3430Fax: (724) 282-2142
(724) 287-7465info@butlertwp.org

Snow Removal FAQ

Snow Removal FAQ

Why do the Township’s plow trucks keep hitting my mailbox when they plow?

Plowing snow is not an easy job, especially in the middle of a storm in the dark.  The road crew has many things to watch for when plowing snow and sometimes mailboxes are placed too far into the road right-of-way.  Sometimes it isn’t even the plow that does the damage, just the snow and ice that comes off it.  You can be assured that drivers do not intentionally and certainly try their best to avoid damage to personal property.

Why does the Township always plow my driveway shut after I finish shoveling it?

The drivers plow the roadway in the most efficient manner possible to provide the safest driving conditions as quickly as possible.  The plows deliver snow to the side of the road as long as the truck is moving.  There is no way to “shut off” the flow of snow at driveway entrances.  You can, however, assist in keeping your driveway clear by depositing all snow from your driveway to the left side facing your residence.  Also, if you clear an area on the right side of the driveway (an area approximately 15’ long) along the roadway, the plow will clear itself of snow before it reaches your driveway.