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There’s a simple way to shovel snow to prevent it from being pushed back across your driveway when the snow plow passes.

When facing the street, shovel away the snow that is along the shoulder to the left of the driveway entrance.

By creating this open area of about ten feet, you’ll eliminate the chance of a plow pushing snow back across your entryway, VDOT said. Watch their 49 second video for more information.

In addition, by shoveling the snow already on your driveway to the right, it prevents the plow from pushing it back in.

“Both strategies work together,” said Kelly Hannon, communications manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, Fredericksburg District. “We do acknowledge not everyone will want to additionally shovel part of the shoulder, so shoveling the snow in your driveway to the right is a great start.”

Finally, park in a driveway, if possible; and do not park in intersections. “This will assist plow drivers as they seek to remove as much snow as possible,” Hannon said.

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