Public Works start preparation for snow plowing operations in late August. The mission of Public Works is to keep its streets free of snow and ice during and after all snow storms, regardless of the magnitude of the storm.
When a storm begins, day or night, Public Works crews are promptly mobilized and dispatched. The type of storm, anticipated accumulation, expected duration and other variables such as wind, drifting and temperature dictates how our specific snow plowing operations will progress. With ice or small snow accumulation snow plowing and salting at the same time will generally clear the roadways. With heavier snow or long duration storms the concentration is on keeping the roadways open. Once the storm has ended the roads will be cleared from curb to curb and followed up with salt.