After a snowfall, the plows prioritize sensibly, clearing the streets first and don’t get to the alleys until the next day. By then, cars have made a manageable track and homeowners have either shoveled their aprons, or have simply packed down the snow on the aprons with everyday use of the cars. This works quite well, but then the plows come through the alleys and create icy mounds of snow that are difficult to remove and must be dealt with to get into and out of the garage. As the alleys are generally already passable before the plows come by, the alley work seems unnecessary.

Am I alone in wondering whether plowing the alleys is counterproductive?

Jim Whalen

Oak Park

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