Winter Driving

  • Allow plenty of driving time - Expect your trip to take double the amount of time it usually takes.
  • Slow down - When roads are covered with snow / ice, the posted speed limit is not safe.
  • Increase your distance - Allow a large gap between you and the car in front of you.
  • Stop gradually - Do not slam on your brakes when driving in snow / ice.
  • Keep away from snow plows and spreaders - Stay at least 50' away from a snow plow, and if you are meeting a snow plow, move as far away from the center line of the road as possible.
  • Abandoned vehicles - Vehicles left abandoned within public rights of way in an obstructive manner will be moved at the owner's expense.
Snow and Ice Removal
The Public Works Department is responsible for snow and ice removal on City streets. Our crews work around the clock in the early stages of a snow storm and continue working to remove snow until the situation is under control.

Bridges and major streets are cleaned first, then secondary streets are cleared, followed by through streets, and then dead end roads. Should the snow fall be heavy, we may need to concentrate on the major thoroughfare roads before returning to or starting on secondary roads.

Residents are encouraged to clear their own driveway and sidewalks; however, we ask that you do not put the snow onto the street.

For more information, contact Public Works at (615) 859-2740.