SNOW REMOVAL POLICY SUMMARY
The Streets Department makes every effort to keep City roadways as clear and safe as possible during
winter weather conditions. Please be aware of the following points in regard to City snow removal.
- High-traffic and known problem areas receive priority
- Vehicles parked in the roadway hinder snow removal
- Shoveling or blowing snow into the roadway is illegal
- Plowing may result in snow pushed in front of driveways
During snow emegencies,
the City requires that all vehicles and trailers be removed
from the roadway. Failure to remove vehicles may result in the vehicle or
trailer being towed at the owner's expense. For more detailed infromation and more suggestions, please feel free to view our
snow removal policy web page or call the streets department during regular business hours.
We encourage you to review these snow removal tips
for homeowners provided by weather.com
PLANNING TO DO SOME WINTER TRAVELING ... ALWAYS GET THE 511
The Idaho Transportation Department offers updated road conditions via the phone
by dialing 511 or (888) 432-7623. You can also get this information online on their 511 Interactive Map. It is strongly recommended that you check road conditions prior to traveling to avoid
delays due to extreme weather or road closure.
You should also ensure that your vehicle is ready for winter driving conditions. We encourage you to download the Safe Winter Driving Checklist
as a good
reference for winter vehicle maintenance. Vehicle accidents always increase when the weather gets colder and roads get icy.
The best way to avoid accidents is to decrease your speed and increase the spacing between your vehicle and other motorists.