Open up, rough plow, salt heavy. Work the laneways till the snow stops. Do the lots we can do during the day. Do the residentials when the storm is done. Then at night when places start to close, start cleaning them up.
We keep the sidewalk crews on the commercials till the storm is done. Do they clear the walks 100% no, but 75% of them is cleared. When the storm stops they clean the walks and treat them 100%
i agree whole heartedly with geoff any time you have an open window from early evening on to push snow and seemingly have all the time you need it is a blessing and treat.........i am lucky if we get these times a couple times a season
If I got to choose the day and time of a snowfall it would have to be on a Sunday after 3 PM ending at about 11 PM. Most commercials and restaruants are closed so it gives you plenty of time to get finished before daybreak.
Geoff does describe the"nightmare" correctly, weekday during rush hour.
When you get a weekday morning storm like that, you can through your list right out the window. You list will start with the places that open up first, when doing the rough plow, and end with the ones that open last.
When doing your final clean up, start with the ones that close first, end with the ones that close last.
Anytime between now and May is fine with me. I will plow night, day, during the week or the weekend. Yes plowing is easier at night. Of course if something breaks even if you have parts you are out fixing it in the dark and usually colder. During the day there is traffic but often visibilty is better. Snow has to be removed that is what we are paid for. We do our job no matter what time it is.