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The city's Street Department is responsible for street repair, street sweeping, blading and graveling streets and alleys, and snow removal on city streets. If you have any questions, please contact us at 605-353-8545.

Snow Removal Procedures

A "Snow Removal Alert" means that an authorized city official has declared that snow removal operations will begin on public streets. Usually, a Snow Alert is issued once we have received 2" or more of snow; however, alerts are also based on weather conditions such as wind and ice, as well as the amount of additional snow forecasted, and city crews may begin removing snow from emergency routes before the alert is issued. The local news media will announce when a Snow Removal Alert has been declared.

Established Priorities

  1. The city's first priority is to remove snow from the Core area of the city and Snow Emergency Routes. Before parking in these areas be especially aware of weather conditions, you may not want to park if snow is predicted. No parking in the "Core Area" from midnight to 8 am. The "Core Area" consists of streets in the downtown area. After the Core Area is cleared of snow, the other city streets will be cleared.
  2. The city's second priority is to remove snow from residential streets not in the core area or on snow emergency routes.
    • No parking will be allowed from midnight to midnight on North-South streets or courts entering off of North-South streets on odd-numbered calendar days.
    • No parking will be allowed from midnight to midnight on East-West streets and courts entering off of East-West streets on even-numbered calendar days.
    • No parking is allowed during a snow alert until the snow is cleared from curb to curb on that particular street.
    • Ticketing will be enforced.

During the winter months, the above-mentioned procedures are scrolled on TV Channel 6. Brochures are also available at City Hall, 239 Wisconsin Avenue SW. You may also call 605-353-8501 for Snow Removal Updates.