Priority 2: School Emergency Routes (Blue colored roadways on Snow Emergency Route Map)
It is illegal to shovel or blow snow into the street. Snow plowing route priorities have been established to provide for the safe and orderly movement of vehicular traffic throughout the City during all weather conditions, including severe winter storms.
Download a printable Snow Emergency Route Map.
Priority 1: Snow Emergency Routes (Red colored roadways on Snow Emergency Route Map)
Streets designated as snow emergency routes and signed as such with specific road signs placed within the street right-of-way are given Priority One designations as they provide a network system for emergency services operations.
Streets designated as school emergency routes are given Priority Two designations as they provide a network connection for students, parents, teachers, and school bus operations.
Priority 3: Major Arterial Routes (Yellow colored roadways on Snow Emergency Route Map)
Streets designated as Major Arterial Routes are given Priority Three designations as they provide a network connection of high traffic volume streets and business districts.
Generally 3" of snow accumulation will require the snow plowing of Snow Emergency, School Emergency and Major Arterial Routes.
Priority 4: Residential Routes (Gray colored roadways on Snow Emergency Route Map)
Streets designated as Residential Routes are given Priority Four designations as they provide a network connection to all residential areas and complete the street network and grid system.
Generally 4" of snow accumulation will require the snow plowing of Residential Routes.
: You should be extremely cautious when snow removal and sanding operations are underway. These vehicles must stop and backup frequently, so you should stay a minimum of 50 feet behind them. Remember that a typical snow plow is wider than most driving lanes.
Clean Your Sidewalks of Snow and Ice
City residents are reminded to clean all snow and ice from their sidewalk including the crosswalk of corner lots. City Ordinance requires property owners to remove all snow and ice from their sidewalk within 24 hours after its deposit. If is is not removed it may be removed by the City and the cost charged to the property owner. To report sidewalk problems call the City Engineering Department at 701-355-1505 or use Report a Concern
online on the left of this page.