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Snow

Snow Accumulation Response Categories

 

Service Level 1: Less than 1 inch of snow

How City Responds

  • Salt bridges and primary roadways

Service Level 2: 1 to 3 inches of snow

How City Responds

  • Salt primary and secondary routes
  • Depending on conditions, residential streets that are on steep hills may also be salted

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Service Level 3: 3 to 5 inches of snow

How City Responds

  • Salt and plow primary and secondary streets and residential streets on hills
  • City vehicles plow and salt one lane of high elevation residential streets
  • Snow lifting/melting operations proceed in central business district

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Service Level 4: 5 or more inches of snow

How City Responds

  • Salt and plow all City streets
  • City and contractors salt and plow primary, secondary routes
  • City and contractors plow primary and secondary routes
  • One lane of all residential streets are plowed and salted
  • Intersections are cleared
  • Snow lifting/melting operations proceed in central business district and outlying commercial corridors.
  • If temperature is below freezing, contractors will be called in to clear snow and additional lifting operations will be deployed in neighborhoods with smaller streets

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Salting and plowing requests, please contact 3-1-1.