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How We're Helping Keep You Safe During Snow

Post Date:12/02/2018 8:00 AM


One snowstorm can make even the most routine travel stressful and dangerous, which is why Sandy City is working to minimize danger and make all public areas (like parks and roads) as safe and passable, as quickly as possible. 

To do this, the Public Works Department has crews ready to go 24-hours a day in the event of a storm. They will make roads passable for schools, emergency services, and commuter traffic. Our first goal: keep the main roads clear. This does mean that residental roads may have to wait a little longer to be plowed. Please keep in mind that a plow may not hit your neighborhood until 12-18 hours post-storm.

The Parks Division will work to clear sidewalks near city buildings and school walkways (and paved trails after other priority locations are safe!) 

The Police Department will work to keep city streets safe. They would like to remind drivers that there are parking restrictions on residental streets from Nov. 1 - April 30 so that snowplows can clear the streets after a storm. The Fire Department asks that residents stay clear of fire hydrants.

Here’s what you can do to make your neighborhood safe: clear snow from your driveway and sidewalk within 24 hours after a storm, clear common areas such as mailboxes and fire hydrants, refrain from blowing or pushing snow into city streets, and help the elderly or infirmed by shoveling their areas for them. 

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