• Main streets are the priority for Public Works and our largest plows
  • Most main streets have stripes – that’s a good way to identify them
  • These are the streets that carry most of the city’s traffic as well as emergency vehicles and public transportation.
  • We also plow around schools each morning and afternoon to provide safe zones for school children whenever possible.


There are no additional parking restrictions on “Snow Routes” – just follow the posted parking rules, even during the worst storms. If your car is parked legally, you will not receive a ticket

Snow Removal Fleet

  • 70 heavy plows
  • Seven motor graders
  • Four loaders
  • The motor graders and loaders are deployed to areas where snow tends to drift on the road, creating tall drifts that plows can’t remove; they address streets where ice is packed and needs to be broken up; they can be used to clear on-street parking after the roads are addressed. Motor graders do the heavy work and the loaders remove the snow or ice from the road.
  • An additional four loaders at camps to load materials into the plows.