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Posted on: March 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City of Bismarck Snow Removal Operations

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The City of Bismarck snow removal operations began at 12 noon on Sunday, March 5.  Crews will plow emergency routes and major arterial streets and then move into residential areas.  Please move vehicles off the street until plows have cleared your area. Crews will continue with 24-hour operations until the entire community has once again been plowed. Blowing and drifting snow may be an issue with this storm.  Please drive with caution, slow down, and leave additional space between vehicles to allow for safe braking and unexpected actions.


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.  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 to be emptied.  The waste collection crew must be able to maneuver the container to hook it up to the truck.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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