Crystal Lake, Cary Residents Sound Off on 'Snow Blower Etiquette'
Snow blowers are extremely helpful after a big storm, but they can also be very noisy. How late is too late and how early is too early to fire up your snow blower?
Crystal Lake and Cary is being hit with another winter storm.
With snow expected to fall at one to two inches per hour Tuesday afternoon and evening, residents will likely have their snow blowers revved up and ready to go.
Patch turned to Crystal Lake-Cary Patch Facebook fans to find out how late is too late to use your snow blower? And how early is too early?
Here are some of the answers we got over the “snow blower etiquette” question:
- Since I have a husband that works all different hours I understand when I hear someone out there in the middle of the night or early morning running theirs. To me it is as long as they get it done, we live in an area where it seems no one has the courtesy to do the sidewalk for the kids who walk to school.
- As long as they do your driveway, it can be whenever.
- I say do what you need to do and get it over with. It's different than a lawn mower. If you need to snow blow your drive at three in the morning so you can get to work, do that. It's important.
- We have a neighbor that uses it at 4:45ish. Not cool! Nobody should use it until at least 6:00 a.m. and it shouldn't be used later than 10:30 p.m.
What do you think? Should people be respectful of their neighbors and turn off the snow blowers during certain times of the day? Let us know in the comments section.