Storms are classified according to severity. These classifications help determine the most efficient course of action for city crews to take.
Snow removal is accomplished with six large plows. In the event of a major storm, we can supplement with two front-end loaders, two backhoes, and a few smaller pieces of equipment. In emergency situations such as a blizzard or a series of storms, city equipment and crews may be supplemented with contracted services.
The city's snow response plan focuses on first clearing streets and paths that have the highest traffic volume. Plowing these main streets first will have the greatest impact on traffic for the majority of commuters.