Snow Removal & Emergencies

Snow Removal from Streets
The City works to remove snow and ice from City roads as quickly and safely as possible. Public Works crews often work around the clock when snowfall is heavy and continuous. Primary streets are generally plowed first. 

To make the process easier for all, we ask that residents park in driveways if possible. Also, to avoid the frustration of shoveling driveway aprons more than once, we suggest that residents wait until City streets have been completely plowed before shoveling. For more suggestions on how to make the snow removal process easier for the City and residents, please click here

Snow Removal from Sidewalks

Property owners or tenants are responsible for the removal of snow and ice from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties within 24 hours after the cessation of a snow or ice storm.

Snow Emergencies
Snow emergencies are declared at the State level. However, snow emergency routes exist in the City, on the following roads:
  • Crittenden Street
  • 40th Avenue
  • 40th Place
  • 42nd Avenue
  • Hamilton Street
  • Jefferson Street
  • Queensbury Road
  • Wells Parkway
When a snow emergency is in effect:
  • Do not drive a motor vehicle on any roadway that is designated as a Snow Emergency Route unless the vehicle is equipped with chains or snow tires on at least one set of wheels 
  • Parking is absolutely prohibited on Snow Emergency Routes while the snow emergency is in effect
  • Violations of these prohibitions will result in the vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense