A few reminders about the city’s snow removal routes and policies will help residents cope with recent snowfall.
Since it is impractical for the city to perform snow removal operations in every part of the city, “snow routes” have been established to focus the city’s efforts on primary transportation corridors. These routes have been scaled to fully utilize the city’s snow removal equipment. A map of the routes can be viewed in the link shown below.
While the city does not perform snow removal operations in residential areas except under extreme conditions, city crews do respond to safety hazards at intersections and obstructions to storm drains or gutters caused by accumulated snow and ice.
Of course, there are many hazards inherent to snow and ice and residents should use caution when walking or driving under these conditions.
Residents can help ease the impact of snowstorms by keeping public sidewalks free of snow and ice as required by city ordinance. Please help keep gutters and storm drains open by not shoveling snow into the street. Diligence in removing snow and ice from sidewalks is an important courtesy to your fellow residents and contributes to everyone’s safety.