Before the first flakes fly this winter, New Milford Mayor Pete Bass is reminding residents about street parking protocols during snow storms. He says the most efficient way to plow the streets is to not have them blocked by obstacles. If Department of Public Works staff get word that there are cars parked on the roads, Bass says they will alert police. Officers will then contact homeowners to move their cars to make way for the plow. If a vehicle is not moved and is a safety issue, police will be asked for the car to be towed. Bass says it could be a safety issue on hills, where the plow drivers might not see a vehicle in the lane of travel.