Why don't plow drivers specifically clear to the north side of the street?

For safety and efficiency, plow drivers cannot change plow directions based on the street. The Town's policy is to plow residential roads from the center outward, providing a passable lane in each direction, placing snow along the side. This prevents favoring one side over another and is time efficient. Most roads are usually crowned (sloped) so they can drain to the gutters; this allows for the travel lanes to dry more quickly, preventing melt from refreezing over the road. 

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1. What are residents responsible for clearing?
2. Why don't plow drivers specifically clear to the north side of the street?
3. How do I report an ice issue?
4. Why do plow drivers dump snow on freshly-cleared driveways or sidewalks?
5. Who can I reach out to if I need help removing snow?
6. What does the Town do with snow Downtown?
7. What kind of deicer does the Town use?
8. How many snowplows does Castle Rock have?