Snow & Ice Removal

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Snow & Ice Removal in Charlottesville 

Clearing city streets and sidewalks is a difficult process that takes time, hard work, and good communication between residents, business owners, and the City. The City clears snow from roadways, publicly owned sidewalks, the Downtown Pedestrian Mall, and many municipal and public school parking lots. Multiple City departments play significant roles in these efforts, helping to return our travel ways to a safe condition as quickly and efficiently as possible.  Citizens and businesses play their part as well, by clearing privately owned sidewalks to provide safe pathways for our many pedestrians. 

Charlottesville Snow/Ice Response Team – How the City’s response to winter weather is organized.

Street Snow/Ice Removal Priorities – The prioritization strategy for the clearing of snow and ice from City streets

Winter Weather Do’s & Don'ts – Safely and responsibly weather the winter.

Snow/Ice Removal FAQs – How long does it take to clear the streets?  When do I have to have my sidewalk cleared?  Answers to these questions and many more.

WeatherSentry Information  – Learn more about the Weather Management System utilized by the Public Works Department. Including our ability to gain accurate custom forecasts for our area and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of City snow management operations through prescribed treatment plans.   

Snowy street


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