Snow Information

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Information for residents about the January 22-23, 2016 winter 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 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 8:00 am on January 24, 2016 to be the official end of snowfall.  Snow must be removed from sidewalks by 8:00 am on January 25, 2016. 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. 

Charlottesville City curbside trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, January 25, due to inclement weather.  All curbside trash and recycling in the City will be delayed by one day for the entire week.  Monday collection will happen Tuesday, Tuesday collection will happen Wednesday and so on.  Friday collection will be picked up on Saturday.

Emergency Snow Routes will be in effect beginning at 6:00 AM on Friday, January 22. As of 11:00 AM Monday, January 25, Market Street is open for parking. All other Emergency Snow Routes remain in effect, Water St and High St downtown and the West Main corridor.  As these streets become more usable for parkers, we will alert the public that they may park there.  Until that happens, those routes are still subject to towing.

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.