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Posted on: November 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City of Bismarck Roads and Streets Department is preparing for snow event.

The City of Bismarck Roads and Streets Department is preparing for this week’s snow event.  Crews will begin working 24 hours at midnight tonight.  The first priority during the storm is to ensure emergency routes remain passable.  Blowing and drifting snow may be an issue with this storm.  City crews will work with emergency managers as a resource in emergency situations.

Please move vehicles off streets to aid in snow removal operation. Keep them off the street until the plows have cleaned your street.

Snow Gates are used to make driveways passable (8 foot width driveways) and should reduce the amount of snow deposited by snow plows into driveways.  The snow will now be deposited at the side of the driveway. It is the property owner's responsibility to ensure that sightlines do not cause safety risks. 

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. 

A reminder to businesses and residents:  According to City Ordinance (10-03-04) 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.

Adopt a Hydrant:  We ask 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 the time to ensure the hydrants in your area are kept clear also.

Dumpsters:  It is the property owner’s responsibility to clear snow around dumpsters.  In order to ensure that the waste is emptied during the winter months the snow must be removed in front and around the container.  The container must be moved a minimum of 7 feet from where it is setting in order to be emptied.  The waste collection crew must be able to maneuver the container in order to hook it up to the truck.

Snow Removal Information

Snow Emergency Route Map
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