Winter Weather Do’s & Don’ts

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Do List

  • If you have a driveway, use it prior to a storm. Do your best to park off the street if possible.
  • Residents are required to remove snow from their sidewalk. Snow must be removed from sidewalks 24 hours after the end of a snow storm. The City Manager's office will broadcast an official stop of snow to alert residents and businesses of the expectation to shovel sidewalks. Read the NEW snow removal from sidewalks ordinance.
  • Help a neighbor!  The city encourages everyone to think about neighbors and friends who do not have the ability to shovel snow. 
  • For your safety, keep fire hydrants clear of snow.Snow shovel

Don’t Do List

  • Shovel snow onto the street.  This is a violation of City Code, and could result in a citation.
  • Abandon your vehicle in the travel lane.  Unattended vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.
  • When driving behind a plow truck, don’t tailgate.  Stay at least 70 ft. (4 car lengths) behind the maintenance vehicle so the driver can see you.  This is recommended for your safety.
  • Please DO NOT use de-icing chemicals on new sidewalks (less than 9 months old). If needed, use sand or kitty litter to provide traction.



To report a violation of the city snow removal code on a sidewalk, call 970-3182. To report a violation with snow pushed into the street, call 970-3280.