Notice for Private Contractors Conducting Snow Removal
It is a violation of city code to push snow from a private property onto City property and streets. The violation is City Code § 42-10, which prohibits encroachments and obstructions in city right of way or property. Section 42-10(b) reads in relevant part, that "[i]t shall be unlawful for any person to . . . place . . . or cause or allow to be . . . placed . . . any . . . object or thing of any form or nature whatsoever in or on any right of way, street, alley, or land of the city without authorization of council, unless otherwise authorized by law or ordinance.
In the event of a snow storm that leaves accumulation, the Department of Public Works Field Operations division will begin clearing snow from streets according to the Primary Snow Removal Routes and Secondary Snow Removal Routes documents. All Primary routes, which include bridges/overpasses, downtown streets, and main arterial roads throughout the city, will be cleared first.
Fire and Police Stations, Hospitals, and City Garages will be cleared next.
When those areas have been cleared, then roads on the Secondary Snow Removal Routes list will be cleared.
Crews do not plow residential roads due to the size of our equipment and safety concerns.
As such, please exercise extreme caution when operating on these roads in snow and ice conditions.