Palatine 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 Palatine 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:
- Unlike cutting grass, the need to blow snow is sporadic, both in day of week and time of day. If there's so much snow that you need to blow it before you can get out of the driveway, you're probably leaving for work extra early, too. While not popular with neighbors, some time you have to do what you have to do. Now cutting grass at 6 a.m. would be totally unacceptable.
- I agree with 6:00 am on a weekday. It is unacceptable to blow snow into the street. You know who you are, stop it.
- 10 pm is rude, but I've done it. So is 5:30, but when you have to do it before showering and getting the kids up, get over it. It's not like it is everyday.
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.