Winter Snow and Ice Management
In winter, The DPW performs snow and ice control operations on roughly 290 lane miles of town roads plus another 200 lane miles of state and county roads for which the Town is reimbursed annually. Together, these hundreds of lane miles are grouped into 18 townwide plow routes. Routes are prioritized to provide the greatest to benefit to travelers and emergency services. Highest priority roads are main thoroughfares like Routes 441, 250, Browncroft Blvd./Atlantic Ave., Empire Blvd., then secondary roads like Five Mile Line Road, Panorama Trail, Creek Street, and Plank Road, followed by subdivisions. Each route takes approximately four hours to complete. Additionally, four sidewalk plows clear 45 miles of sidewalks on main roads.
Winter Parking Rules November 15 to April 1
Snowplow rules are in effect in the town of Penfield from November 15 to April 1. This means parking is prohibited on all roads and highways between 2:00 AM and 7:00 AM to allow highway crews to safely and effectively maintain roads.