Public Works classifies storm conditions into Levels, which determine the required response for a given winter weather event. Based on the Levels, residents and drivers can expect that all streets will be treated in the following manner. Know that while there are periods when it is not snowing, that does not mean the weather event has ended.

Level 0: No service response required.

0.5" - 3" forecasted snow or ice
Standard deployment of snow removal resources
Salting/plowing as needed
Large equipment assigned to primary routes
Small equipment assigned to secondary routes

3" - 6" forecasted snow or ice
Salting/plowing as needed
Emphasis on primary routes
Small equipment assigned to secondary routes
All DPW vehicles and equipment put into plow mode
Recommend that resident vehicles be moved from side streets and alleys

6" - 10" forecasted snow or ice
Salting/plowing as needed
Heavy emphasis on emergency routes and primary routes; secondary and tertiary routes follow accordingly
All DPW vehicles and equipment put into plow mode
Parking restrictions enforced. (Citations may be issued to vehicles that pose a danger or impede snow removal efforts.)

10+" forecasted snow or ice
Full deployment of snow removal resources
Primary focus on emergency routes, with primary, secondary and tertiary following accordingly
Parking restrictions enforced (Citations may be issued to vehicles that pose a danger or impede snow removal efforts.)
Use of pre-qualified contractors activated as needed