Snow Removal

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

Crews prioritize plowing in the following order: 1) main traffic arteries (for emergency vehicle access), 2) state highways, 3) major streets and 4) residential streets. Typically, plowing only takes place in residential neighborhoods when snowfall accumulates more than three inches.

Salt or sand is applied to ice as needed on major streets and in critical areas, such as stops and hills. 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: