- Public Works
- Winter Storm Information
Winter Storm Information
What We Do
- Contract with an accredited weather service for timely information and response
- Clear 120 miles of municipal roadway: 240 lane miles on more than 360 individual streets
- Once snow begins to fall or ice develops, apply ice control abrasives
- Mixture of wet rock salt and fine aggregate
- Have 12 routes, each assigned at least one spreader truck
- Prioritize streets
- Major through or access streets and extreme grades having the highest priority
- At a snow depth of 2 inches, and if snow will continue to fall, begin plowing
- Each route is assigned at least two plows
- Snowstorm of 4 to 6 inches requires approximately eight hours to clear all the streets
- Ice control abrasives may be required again
- Front end loaders, to clear intersections and drainage basin inlets in critical areas and further open cul-de-sacs, will be used for significant snow volume
What You Can Do to Help
- Wait until the street has been plowed to the edge of pavement before shoveling the street end of your driveway
- Have contractors keep the plowed snow on your property wherever possible
- Limit your vehicular travel during snow or ice storms
- Obey all posted parking regulations
- Please assist the Department of Public Works by removing all vehicles from
the road during snow removal operations
- Clearing the snow from around fire hydrants and catch basin inlets
- Children should be cautioned about the dangers of sledding on the street
Trash & Recycling Collection During Winter Storms
In the event of inclement weather, such as snow, ice storms, and hurricanes, the same schedule used for a holiday will apply. If trash and/or recycling services are suspended due to weather, your trash and/or recycling collection will be the next day, i.e., a snow storm forces us to suspend trash collection on a Monday; Monday’s trash and recycling will be collected Tuesday, and Tuesday’s to Wednesday, and so forth for the remainder of the week. View our News for announcements and updates during severe weather.
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