What is the City's policy for plowing sidewalks?

Snow Under 6 Inches

When snow is under six inches, the City clears sidewalks that are adjacent to school sidewalks and sidewalks on main arteries. 

Snow Over 6 Inches

When snow exceeds six inches, the City plows sidewalks in the following order:

  • Parts of neighborhoods leading directly to the schools
  • Main arteries
  • Side streets

Please note: the City plows side-street sidewalks on a rotating basis, so that the City’s nine neighborhoods take turns getting their side-street sidewalks plowed earlier (or later) in the process. With two sidewalk plows and 200 miles of sidewalk, this process can take time.

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1. Why do we need a snow parking ban?
2. How will I know if the snow parking ban is in effect?
3. Why do I have to shovel my sidewalk?
4. Will students who drive to school have to leave class if snow exceeds two inches during the school day?
5. What if I am having a party and the parking ban goes into effect?
6. What if I don't move my car?
7. What is the City's policy for plowing sidewalks?
8. Who clears the sidewalks around the schools?
9. What are the restrictions regarding where snow can be deposited (by shovel, snowblower or snow plow)?
10. Why isn’t salt applied between midnight and 4 a.m.?
11. Does the City prohibit the operation of powered snow removal equipment (e.g., snow blowers) between 9 pm and 7 am on weekdays, and 9 pm and 9 am on weekends, as it does other domestic power tools?