Help Prevent Melting Snow from Flooding Streets and More Winter Reminders

The good news is that it’s (finally) above freezing. The bad news it that a lot of that melting snow and ice doesn’t have a place to go.

The weather changes can lead to streets flooding if storm drains aren’t cleared as snow melts (and rain comes), and while city staff have been working to clear storm drains over the past week, we could use your help.

If you live near a drain, consider clearing a small path for melted snow and ice to travel to help prevent flooding streets and buildup of ice. Even justĀ a shovel-width of space allows the drains to function and prevent street flooding.

And while meteorological spring is just around the corner, we didn’t want to count our spring chickens before they hatched, so here are some additional winter reminders:

Snow Dumping

City code prohibits moving snow from a private drive, street or driveway onto the public street, right of way or property.

On-street Parking Prohibition

Residents are reminded that on-street parking is banned automatically with a snowfall of 2 inches or more.

Sidewalks

Residents and property owners are reminded to they are required to clear their sidewalks within 48 hours of a snowfall.

Fire Hydrants

Please consider clearing around fire hydrants to allow critical unimpeded access in the event of a fire.

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