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PUBLIC NOTICE: Snow Clearing Policy
Posted: December 6, 2016
NOTICE: Snow Clearing Policy
Following a major
snowfall, all Priority I streets are cleared of snow immediately. All
Priority I streets will be cleared to bare surface within a 24 hour period.
Priority II streets are cleared of snow to a bare surface whenever
conditions allow. Windrows across private walks and approaches will
not be removed.
For gradual accumulation of snow, Priority I streets are cleared of snow to
bare surface after three (3) cm of snow, or as required. Sidewalks will
be cleared to a compacted snow surface following a five (5) cm snowfall
accumulation. In the clearing of snow from sidewalks, windrows across
private approaches and/or walks will not be removed.
During the winter, sanding and salting are done on an "as required"
basis to ensure a reasonable level of service for the safety of motorists and
Please note: Snow is
NOT to be pushed, shoveled or blown from any residential or commercial
property onto Municipal roadways.
Residents should expect snowplows to make unanticipated maneuvers such as
backing up and making wide turns. The amber warning lights on snow
removal equipment are there to alert motorists and remind them to yield the
right of way.
Stay back from snowplows and other snow removal equipment when you are
following behind to avoid your car being hit by sand or ice and snow, which
may fall from the equipment. Remember that plow operators have limited
vision from inside the equipment.
For more information on snow removal in East St. Paul, please follow the
links below to our municipal website.
East St. Paul Snow Clearing Policy
Snow Removal Frequently Asked Questions
Snow Clearing Priority Map