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Snow plow operators have cleared snow emergency routes, school routes and arterial streets and are continuing to plow and haul snow out of residential areas.
Sanding trucks have worked in all plow units during and after the storm and are applying sand to streets and intersections. However, the strong winds have blown off sand, or in some cases, it’s been plowed off. City crews will continue to apply materials as needed.
In some areas, streets are narrowed by snow. This includes emergency routes. Please, drive carefully and with caution. Be courteous to other drivers in areas narrowed by snow and allow them to merge into traffic. City crews will be working and will continue street widening efforts for the next several weeks.
Please move vehicles off streets to aid in snow removal operation. Keep them off the street until the plows have cleaned your street. According to City Ordinance a person may not move, dump or deposit by any means any snow or ice accumulated on private property onto any public street, alley, or public right-of-way. The fine for this violation is up to $1,000.
We ask that contractors cleaning parking lots DO NOT push the snow into the street or across the street onto the boulevard.
Mailbox Clearance - It is the property owner’s responsibility to clear snow around their mailbox. If it is a cluster box, it is the responsibility of those residents to clear the snow from around the cluster box.
Adopt a Hydrant - With the recent snow event, we are asking for everyone’s help to clear snow from around the hydrants by “adopting” a hydrant in your neighborhood. This helps reduce the time it takes for the fire department to get water on a fire by ensuring that we can find and access the fire hydrant when we need it most. By helping us you could save your neighbor’s house or your own in an emergency. The snow should be cleared 6 inches below all the caps and 3 to 4 feet around the hydrant. This gives firefighters the space they need to attach hoses and turn on water in case of a fire in your neighborhood. If you are a business owner, please take to time to ensure the hydrants in your area are kept clear also.”
Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this snow event.