During the winter months, the City's Streets and Fleet Division turn its attention to snow plowing to keep Geneva's roadways safe for motorists. Below is a summary of the service that the City provides.
When road conditions become hazardous, streets that are posted as "Snow Routes" are cleared of snow and ice first. These 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 routes have been cleared, 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 routes, schools, hills, curves and intersections that have stop signs.