Typically, City streets are plowed once snow has accumulated to a depth of two inches. There are four plow routes. Main roads are plowed first, followed by side streets. Key trails are plowed by City crews once two or more inches of snow have accumulated.
How to Help
If there is a fire hydrant on or near your property, please adopt it for the winter and clear an area approximately three feet around the hydrant and shovel a straight path from the hydrant to the street. Visit it our Adopt-A-Hydrant webpage for more details.
Help snowplow crews prevent property damage by making sure no large objects, including ornaments and planters, are within six feet of the street edge, and fasten your mailbox securely to its post. Damage done to items within the 14-foot right-of-way—sprinkler heads, fences, decorative landscaping, or other objects—is the property owner’s responsibility. Also, please keep fire hydrants and mailboxes clear to assist the City and other service providers.
The City has placed stakes to guide crews past irregular or curved curb lines. If you know of an area that isn’t marked but has been damaged in the past, please call 651-204-6000.
To help with snowplowing, parking is not allowed on streets after a 2 inch snowfall until the streets are plowed or from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. from November 1 to March 31. Violators will be ticketed and towed.