Truro has amended its Policy Memorandum #17 to reflect a modified policy on emergency snow plowing of private roads in winter. Going forward, if a true winter emergency exists, the Town will plow private roads on an as-needed basis to ensure safety and access to emergency vehicles, but in all other cases, property owners on private roads are responsible for their own plowing and maintenance of these private roads. In addition to a BoS meeting on the topic,
TNRTA held a well-attended and lively forum on this topic last August which informed the BoS position. Policy Memo #17, as amended, can be found here. In it, “emergency” is defined clearly.