The Snow Plan
The snow-removal plan sets the following priorities:
Arterials and major collector streets.
Priorities Two and Three
Minor collector streets, school zones, hilly residential streets and shopping areas.
Residential streets are plowed only when snow depth seriously impedes vehicle mobility and melting is not forecast to occur quickly.
View a map of priority snow-removal streets. (Large file that may require a longer download time)
City crews begin plowing and sanding “priority one” streets when snow begins to accumulate on the pavement. After the priority one streets have been adequately covered, crews move to priority two and three streets.
City crews work around the clock until the snowfall has stopped and all priority streets have been plowed and sanded to an acceptable level.
Priority routes are routinely plowed and sanded during each snowstorm. Sanding provides traction and is normally done only at intersections, on hills and curves or in specific problem areas.
Once all priority one, two and three streets are adequately cleared, residential streets are plowed when snow depth seriously impedes vehicle mobility and melting is not forecast to occur quickly.
Heavy snow and continued freeze-and-thaw cycles will sometimes cause a buildup of ice in gutters, or on street crosspans. When this happens, City crews will remove the ice on a complaint basis, as resources allow.