Took 4 hours digging out my drive and the front of my street to my drive. Double wide drive over 100' long. Get to the finish line and the plow truck came by and covered twenty feet over
Don't be too hard on the plow guys, they have hundreds of miles of road to clear, and not enough people to do the work. Like Roger said in the opening post here, he went 24 hours driving a plow in O.C. because they've cut back the work force to the point where they just don't have the people needed to deal with a situation like this....(or the equipment for that matter)
These guys are putting in extra long hours, and doing the best they can.
You also need to understand that they will plow you back in with prejudice because they do not want you on the road getting in their way. The first thing every Tom, Dick, and Harriett does after it stops snowing is go for a joyride to see all the snow and subsequent damage, all they do is get in the way of the snow plows and utility trucks out there trying to fix all the downed power lines.
The only way to keep your driveway from getting plowed back in is to dig out, then park your car out to the end of the clearing, this forces the plow driver to swerve around your vehicle, as he does that most of the snow in front of the plow will dump out before he gets to your driveway, you might end up with a little snow furl, but it won't be as bad as it would if he goes straight by dumping a full blade of snow across your driveway.....