Winter Operations: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 (Evening Commute)

Winter Operations Update: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 (Evening Commute)

Snow removal efforts on primary streets will likely continue for most of the day and into the evening hours.

We are asking for continued patience as we continue our efforts to clear the roads following this snow event.

Crews hope to be finishing with primary streets and shifting resources to focus on residential streets during the overnight hours.

However, the extreme cold temperatures will be working against crews, and progress will be slow.

Trash Collection Delays

Trash collection was delayed by one day due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.

Poor road conditions and trash carts freezing to the ground have caused further collection delays.

Residents are being asked to leave their trash cart at the curb until crews are able to collect it this week.

Additionally, if residents would check their carts to ensure it is not frozen to the ground, crews will be able to move more quickly when collecting the trash.

The National Weather Service Forecast

Rest Of Today: Mostly cloudy. Snow late this morning...then a chance of snow this afternoon. Areas of blowing snow. Total snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. Highs in the lower 20s. Temperatures falling to around 11 this afternoon. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent. Wind chill as low as 5 below.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 0 to 5 above. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Wind chill as low as 10 below.

Quick Facts

  • The City is operating 12-hour rotating shifts, approximately 52 crews per shift.
  • Treating salt with calcium chloride help make the treatment effective when temperatures drop below 17 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Plowing is used when clearing roads with several inches of snow accumulation.