Why is Your Street Not Plowed?
according to Pasco police Facebook page here are some snow removal FAQ
Q: Can’t the City remove the snow they put in my driveway and sidewalk?
A: The City's primary goal and duty is to provide safe and open access to the main roadway system. To be fiscally responsible, and in the interest of public safety, it would not be a feasible undertaking for the City to provide this service.
Q: Why not plow to the center?
A: Plowing and piling snow into the center of a street creates a safety hazard. The freeze/thaw cycle creates a bigger challenge when the melting snow freezes on the road surface during the evening. Traffic flow is restricted by eliminating a portion of a driving lane, and it creates sight obstructions for low ground clearance vehicles.
Q: Can I park my car on the street?
A: Yes, on designated streets where parking is normally allowed. However, if parked on the street, your car could inadvertently be surrounded with a snow bank following our plowing operations. Maneuvering a snowplow in and out between parked vehicles can be very dangerous, and it is not an efficient way to plow snow. If you have the opportunity to avoid parking in the street, it is greatly appreciated and encouraged.
Q: Why are residential streets seldom plowed?
A: With over 600+ lane miles of roadway to maintain, it is usually not possible to plow all of the streets utilizing the City's limited staff and equipment. Most of our First Priority routes contain four lanes plus turning lanes; these routes can keep our equipment busy 24 hours a day, even after the snow quits falling. Our goal is to maintain a safe travel route for you and your family. The City makes every effort to get to the lower priority streets when weather and conditions allow.