If you live or work in Brownsburg, Indiana, it’s helpful to know some basic information about how the Town manages winter weather. Staying informed about this means that you’ll know what to expect next time it snows.
Town policy is that plowing the streets will begin with 2 inches of snowfall to keep the roads safe and passable. The streets are divided into four basic categories: primary arterials, collectors, local, and courts. The primary arterials (Green Street and US 136) are plowed or salted first. Green Street is maintained by the Town of Brownsburg, while US 136 is maintained by the State Highway Department. Collector streets (which provide access to work or school) are the second priority, followed by local streets (neighborhood through streets). Courts and alleys are the last on the list; these are often the most difficult due to size and various obstructions.
When plowing, Town employees attempt to clear an entire street before moving to the next. Sometimes this causes snow from the street to be pushed to the curb across driveways. This is often unavoidable; to prevent the need for secondary plowing when you clear your driveway, do not deposit the snow back into the street.
If there is a mishap that causes damage to your yard or mailbox, contact the Town of Brownsburg Street Department at 852-1113 or use the Action Center to report the problem.
When it starts to snow, there are a few things to keep in mind before the roads are cleared.
- If possible, avoid parking on the street until after the street is plowed.
- Wait until the street is plowed before clearing your driveway. This will keep you from needing to shovel twice. Do not shovel snow from your driveway into the street.
Stay safe and warm this winter!