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?
Algonquin and Lake in the Hills 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 Algonquin 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:
- Anytime before 9 a.m. is too early.
- In extreme weather, people need to do what they need to do and I'm OK with someone running (a) blower at any time. Besides, they're no louder than the plows scraping down the street!
- My neighbor started his at 6 a.m. last time. I was less than pleased, especially when I saw that neither of them left all morning. I get that folks have commitments, but if you don't have to leave your home, maybe you could wait an extra 30 to 45 minutes....
- After 11 pm is too late and before 6 a.m. is too early on weekdays.
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.