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Where Are The Snowplows?

During winter storm events, the City typically receives numerous phone calls wondering why their street hasn’t been plowed.  To answer the question, during an ongoing storm, streets are prioritized and plowed in the following order:

  1. Main arterial roads considered to be the minimum network which must be kept open to provide emergency transportation routes.
  2. All remaining arterials, selected collectors, bus routes and school zones.
  3. All other collectors, intersections, and hills.
  4. Residential and local streets. 
During an ongoing storm, repeated snow removal from high priority streets will usually delay removal of snow from less traveled local streets.  The City encourages residents to stay inside and not drive during storm events if possible.  If you must travel, SLOW DOWN, increase your following distance, and exercise extreme caution.  Be assured that crews are working, and will remove snow from your street as soon as possible.  Keep in mind that the City has a limited amount of manpower to run the limited number of snow plows.
A reminder that on-street parking is not allowed between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from November 1st through March 15th.  Also, when removing snow from driveways and sidewalks, please push the snow onto your lawn rather than into the street.  Mother Nature makes snow removal difficult enough!  Any snow pushed into the street must then be removed by City crews.  Your cooperation is appreciated!