Snow Response Levels of Service

SnowplowThe City has three response levels that vary with each snow event, based on the amount of snow on the ground.

  • Level One – This effort is to clear and maintain the arterial and collector routes. Once arterial streets are controlled, treatment extends to business and commercial roads. Level One plowing operations begin when one inch (or more) of snow is expected. 
  • Level Two – Residential drivers begin their plowing operations with smaller trucks (pickups and SUV’s). These vehicles start snow removal operations on the residential streets and cul-de-sacs. They continue until all streets have been cleared and treated.  
  • Level Three – When snow reaches a depth of eight inches (8") and additional accumulation is expected all qualified city employee operators are used in snow removal efforts on a rotating twelve (12) hour basis.