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Ask The Times: Do cities plow alleys?

Q. With snow accumulation building up, I was wondering if cities typically plow alleys?

A. Generally, the city of Ottawa doesn't clear alleys of snow regularly. The streets take first priority when it comes to clearing snow followed by public parking lots and then alleys. The same is true in Streator where the city attempts to keep the often-traveled main and side roads cleared before addressing alleys.

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