When it comes to snow and ice removal, City-maintained streets are prioritized into four (4) categories according to the volume of traffic or public health and safety factors.
- Level 1: State Highways and Hospital Routes
- Level 2: Arterial Streets, feeder streets to State highways and known trouble spots such as hills and shady areas.
- Level 3: Collector streets, streets providing access to subdivisions and the main Connector streets at the neighborhood level.
- Level 4: All other local neighborhood streets are categorized as Level 4.
Many of our Level 4 streets have on-street parking and provide minimal turning space for snowplows. The decision and ability of the Public Works Department to clear Level 4 routes is based on several factors, including current and predicted weather conditions, safety for parked vehicles, salt/chemical reserves, and the threat of additional inclement weather.