The primary objective of the City’s Streets and Fleet division during the winter season is to perform snow and ice control operations on the City’s street system. Below is a summary of the service that the City provides.
When road conditions become hazardous and snow and ice control procedures are required, streets that are posted as "Snow Routes" are cleared of snow and ice first. Snow emergency routes are typically streets that have a high volume of traffic and higher speed limits. Parking on all snow routes is prohibited when there is a snowfall of 2 inches or more.
Once snow emergency routes have been cleared of snow or ice, plows will then remove snow and ice from the secondary streets including alleys, cul-de-sacs and dead ends. Parking is prohibited on secondary streets when there is a snowfall of 3 inches or more.
During a major snowstorm, secondary streets will receive one pass in each direction to provide access for residents and emergency vehicles. This phase will continue until the snowfall has ended at which time all streets, cul-de-sacs, alleys and dead ends will be plowed of snow “curb-to-curb”.
When the amount of snowfall in less than 1 inch, and plowing operations are not necessary, salt will be lightly applied only to snow emergency routes, schools, hills, curves and intersections that have stop signs.