The City of Kalamazoo has issued some guidelines to help the city with snow plowing and removal efforts.

The City says this is the pattern that you should shovel your driveway, "clearing the areas shown in this diagram will help prevent snow from piling up when the roads are plowed.

Another law/ordinance the City is reminding residents about, is clearing the public sidewalks adjacent to your property. You can be ticketed and fined for not clearing your sidewalk. And while you're at it, clear a path to the fire hydrant and the storm sewers, too.

The City's Public Services personnel plow streets in sequence of majors, locals, dead ends, alleys, and cul-de-sacs, making every effort to have major streets cleared within 24 hours and local streets, dead-ends, alleys and cul-de-sacs within 48 hours of the end of the snowfall event. During periods of heavier snowfall priority is given to major streets, with locals and other streets being plowed as crews are able. If your street has not been plowed and it is past the time frame for your street, you can report it online here or by calling (269) 337-8601. Please do not report missed streets before within this time frame. - City of Kalamazoo