Snow Removal

Department of Public Works crews are responsible for plowing eight miles of state highway, 26 miles of major streets, 63 miles of local or residential streets and three miles of alleys.

Crews prioritize plowing in the following order: 1) state highways and major streets, 2) residential street stops, hills and corners and 3) residential streets, alleys and cul-de-sacs. Typically, plowing only takes place in residential neighborhoods when snowfall accumulates more than three inches.

Salt is applied to ice as needed on state highways, major streets and in critical areas, such as stops, hills and corners. Depending on the severity of conditions, crews may also spot treat ice on local residential streets. 

The following list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) outlines snow removal procedures: