Information for residents about the December 9, 2018 snow event.
City crews will be on the roads before, during and after snowfall. While crews work, your patience is appreciated. Please DO NOT drive during this event and, if possible, wait until plows have had significant time to get to every road before heading out. If you have questions, please contact public service at 970-3830.
Do not walk in the middle of the street. It is extremely dangerous. Snow can muffle sound, making vehicles hard to hear. There are slick areas on the roads and plows can create unseen hazards, i.e. accidentally opening manhole covers.
Charlottesville Area Transit will post information about any delays or service interruptions on their Facebook page and push such information out though the CAT mobile app. For information on how snow impacts CAT, click here.
See our Public Works page on SNOW REMOVAL
Clearing of Sidewalks
Charlottesville City Code requires that property owners remove snow from sidewalks within 24 hours of the end of snowfall. Per City Code Section 28-25, it is the responsibility of owners/occupants of properties in the City which abut or front paved sidewalks to clear the sidewalk of snow, sleet and ice. As the snow ended overnight, the City Manager has declared 10 p.m. Sunday to be the official end of snowfall. Snow must be removed from sidewalks by 10 p.m. Monday December 10. Cleared sidewalks help ensure the safety of both pedestrians and motorists by giving those on foot a safe route to walk. Walking in the roadway is extremely dangerous. Please clear the entire width of the sidewalk rather than a shovel width to allow strollers and wheelchairs a clear pathway. The City of Charlottesville reminds the community to be safe and healthy when shoveling snow and to assist neighbors who may have difficulty removing snow from their property. If you would like to report an unshoveled sidewalk, please call 970-3182.