The Town of Greenville’s Department of Public Works maintains the Town’s 104 miles of roads during the winter months, salting and sanding during ice or minor snow storms and plowing the snow off the roadways during more significant storms.
On each plow route, there will be Primary (Level I), Secondary (Level II) and/or Residential (Level III) roads. Plows will start with Primary roads and work their way around the Town to the less traveled Residential (Level III) roads.
Although the majority of snow plowing and snow removal work is performed by the Town’s Public Works Department, the Town also utilizes the services of local contractors to complement the Town’s equipment.
The Town of Greenville's snow and ice control services have been carefully and professionally prepared to meet the needs of the community. This plan follows clearly identified routes when removing snow and ice from streets and Town parking areas.
- When a snow emergency is declared it will be noted on the Town's main web page and posted on social media sites.
- Most traffic crashes in winter are caused by drivers going too fast for conditions. Posted speed limits apply when travel conditions are ideal.
- The Town does not clean or remove snow that is deposited into driveways by the plow.
- It is against our Municipal Code to interfere with the accessibility to a fire hydrant by piling or dumping ice or snow near it .
- Snow plows may pass your home several times during a heavy snow fall to help keep roadways clear and safe.
- Garbage and Recycling will still be collected during most snow events. Carts should be placed at the end of your driveway and NOT in the roadway.
- Stay at least 200 feet behind a working snowplow. Make sure that you can see the plow’s mirrors to ensure the driver can see you.
- DO NOT pass plow trucks unless instructed other wise by the driver.
- Drive slowly and do not use cruise control on wet or slippery surfaces.
- Buckle up, watch what’s happening ahead of you and allow plenty of following distance.