The Department of Public Works is responsible for snow removal on City streets and requests your assistance to speed the snow removal process. Please review the information below to understand the snow removal process and how you can help snow plows to swiftly maneuver through the City:
When snow is forecast, please remove vehicles from the streets and roadways. In some areas with parked vehicles on the streets and roadways attempting to navigate a large truck with a snow plow and salt spreader is nearly impossible. The more working room allowed for the trucks and equipment the faster the snow removal activities can take place.
Do not push or throw snow from drives and walks into the street. This extra snow may result in calls to the Public Works Department to remove a potential hazard in the street or roadway and other snow removal activities may have to be put on hold to take care of the potential hazard.
During a heavy snowfall event the Public Works Department’s first priority is to keep the more heavily traveled streets and roadways open. Secondary and subdivision streets will be accomplished as snow removal activities continue and the rate of snowfall starts to subside.
Cul-de-sac areas are one of the last areas to be fully cleared of snow. Plowing and removing snow in cul-de-sac areas is time consuming and tedious and takes away from other snow removal activities.