Snow & Ice

Equipment & Order of Critical Areas


The winter street maintenance fleet includes five sanders, four of which have plows, and a deicer truck. The street maintenance staff of 13 is split into two shifts to provide as much winter weather coverage as possible throughout the 369 miles of City streets. Winter maintenance is prioritized with the most critical areas receiving attention first; areas are prioritized in the following order:

  1. Overpasses and underpasses
  2. Signalized intersections and four-way stops and arterial streets (streets with the highest volume)
  3. Schools
  4. Hills and curves
  5. Two-way stops
  6. Collector streets (streets with the next highest volume)
  7. Residential streets