The Public Works Department is responsible for providing snow and ice control for the City’s streets and parking lots. To help provide this service, the City has developed a Snow and Ice Control Plan.
The goal of the Snow and Ice Control Plan is to make City streets safe and accessible during the winter season.
Responding to a snow and ice storm is made more difficult due to variable conditions encountered during each storm. The rate and accumulation of snowfall, moisture content, temperature, time of day or night, wind direction and velocity, and duration are all factors that interact to create a unique aspect for each storm with the result that no two storms are ever identical. According to the Salt Institute’s “Snowfighters’ Handbook”, it is estimated that there are over 66,600 different storm conditions.
See how the City prioritizes street cleaning activities. Information on this page includes:
- Plan Details and City’s Response Goals
- City Resources
- Helpful Hints for Citizens and Visitors
- Primary and Secondary Snow Routes
- Emergency Snow Routes
- Primary Snow Routes Map
- Emergency Snow Routes Map
Find information here about the materials are used to keep City streets safe.