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Snow Removal & Safe Winter Roads

Post Date:11/19/2017 9:00 AM

Winter is quickly approaching and travel conditions can change in the blink of an eye. It is a priority of the city to minimize the danger and to make all public areas including parks and roads safe and passable as quickly as possible. Here are some important tips to remember for snow removal this winter:

1. The Public Works Department has crews prepared 24 hours a day in the event of a storm. Their priority is to make all main arterial roads passable for schools, hospitals, fire stations, and commuter traffic. As long as the snow continues to fall, the City’s first goal is to keep the main roads clear. Please remember that it could be 12-18 hours after a storm begins before a plow enters your neighborhood.  

2. The Parks Division maintains over 90 locations for snow removal. Their first priority is to clear sidewalks near city buildings and school walkways. 

3. There are parking restrictions on residential streets during the winter months from November 1 through April 30. Vehicles may be cited or towed if they are parked on city streets during a storm or within 24 hours after a storm.

4. Do not create a hazard by blowing or pushing snow into any city street.

5. Clear areas around fire hydrants. Taking just a few minutes to clear around a hydrant may mean life or death in the event of a fire.

It is our goal to clear the snow within a reasonable timeframe and quickly resolve any safety issues.  For questions regarding snow removal, please call:

Streets – Public Works: 801-568-2999

Parking issues – Police Dispatch: 801-799-3000  

Private sidewalks – Code Enforcement: 801-568-7254

City buildings, trails and parking lots – Parks & Recreation:  801-568-2900