Schedules & Priorities

Priorities and Schedule for Which Streets Will be Plowed
The City has classified City streets based on the street function, traffic volume, and importance to the welfare of the community. Main "hill" streets and arterial routes will be plowed first. These are high volume routes which connect major sections of the City and provide access for emergency fire, police and medical services.

Drive areas adjacent to emergency service buildings (Police, Fire, Ambulance, and Hospital) shall also be plowed at this time in order to allow emergency vehicle egress and ingress to these facilities.

The 2nd priority streets are those streets providing access to schools and commercial businesses, City owned parking lots shall also be plowed in conjunction with these streets. The 3rd priority streets are low volume residential streets. The 4th priority areas are alleys and the municipal airport.

Work Schedule for Snowplow Operators
Snowplow operators will be expected to work 8-hour shifts. In severe snow emergencies, operators sometimes have to work in excess of 8-hour shifts. However, because of safety concerns, no operator shall work more than a 16-hour shift in any 24 hour period. Operators will take a 15 minute break every 2 hours with a half-hour meal break after 4 hours.