Yes, leave the drive clear of "obstructions". I'm hoping for the future plow person who will ring the phone from the drive for any future age-related forgetfulness. Did the wood pile loop - can't forget that.
Backyard poop loops here began around a foot of snow, now it's a different arrangement. M reluctantly goes out when inclement. Yet she expects to be taken on a 'car-sponsored' outing twice daily.