Snow Removal

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Clearing City streets is a difficult process that takes time, hard work and good communication between residents, business owners and the City. The City has 144 miles of roads to clear, limited equipment, and few employees available for around-the-clock snow removal operations.

Snow removal route priorities

To view a map of Snow Removal Route Priorities, please click here.

  • Priority #1: Main arterials – to keep hospitals, fire stations, police stations, and emergency rescue connected
  • Priority #2: All remaining arterials, bus routes, selected garbage collection routes
  • Priority #3: Other arterials connecting major traffic volume streets and providing access to schools
  • Priority #4: All remaining residential streets

It is inevitable that driveways will be blocked during plowing operations. We apologize for this inconvenience, but it cannot be avoided.

  • Drive only if necessary
    1. Remove snow and ice from your tailpipe before starting your car and check regularly if idling. 
    2. Clean all snow and ice from your car before driving. 
    3. Make sure to maintain a full tank of gas.

How can you help? 

  • Park vehicles in driveways or parking areas off the main streets
  • Shovel snow away from sidewalks and driveways
  • For Contact Information, please click here. 
  • Prepare for winter storms and stay home.

Snow removal can be a monumental task, and Public Works appreciates your understanding.

For more information:

How to prepare for winter weather, please click here.