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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Snow and Ice Removal Street Priorities

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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.

If our crews are plowing your neighborhood today, they are trying to get to our Level 4 streets while they are nearby.

View list of Snow & Ice Removal Street Priority Designations (PDF)

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