When do you begin plowing the roadways?

We begin plowing roadways usually when one inch of snow or ice has accumulated on the road surface. Plowing continues only on highest traffic volume roads until the end of the snow event. After the end of snowfall and the primary highways are clear, plowing moves to industrial areas, and then to roadways that connect residential areas to the primary highways, and finally to residential areas.

Generally, it takes 24 to 36 hours after the snow event has ended to clear all residential streets. We do not clear private streets and alleys.

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1. What happens during a snow or ice event?
2. How do you decide which streets are included on these brine and salt routes?
3. Why don't we place brine and salt on all the streets in the city, specifically residential streets?
4. When do you begin plowing the roadways?
5. How do I learn about road conditions?
6. I have a medical condition. Can you plow my street in case there is an emergency and an ambulance needs to get through?
7. Why does the plow not remove all of the snow from my road?
8. Why do the plows always push snow into my driveway?
9. Why don't you clean my driveway?
10. I only have on-street parking. Why do you always plow snow against my car?
11. Who removes the snow from sidewalks?
12. Who is responsible for the clearing of handicapped ramps?