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City Prepares for Snow Storms

In preparation for the series of snow storms forecasted to begin early on Friday, January 18th and continuing through Sunday, January 20th, the City asks that all residents take note of the following:

  • We encourage residents to find alternative off-street parking or to park their vehicles in public parking lots. All City-owned parking lots will be open for free public parking through Monday, January 21st. In the case of a declared Snow Emergency, street parking on designated Snow Emergency Routes is prohibited. Please see the Snow Emergency Route Map below for additional information.
  • A Warming Center will be open at the Public Safety Building (505 Main Street) on Monday, January 21st and Tuesday, January 22nd from 8am to 5pm. Individuals who need a warm place during the day are encouraged to utilize the center.
  • Sanitation & recycling collection will occur on Friday, January 18th for all Friday collection routes. Collection is suspended on Monday, January 21st due to the holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).
  • Residents are asked to wait until the roads have been cleared by City plows before beginning to clear snow from driveways & sidewalks.
  • Fire hydrants must remain clear and accessible in case of emergency. Please see attached Safety Message regarding clearing snow from Fire Hydrants near your property (see below).

Snow Emergency Route Map

Attached is the City’s Snow Emergency Route Map (see below). In the event of a Snow Emergency declaration, all residents are advised to check the map to inquire if your street is part of the Emergency Route. Each one of the seven snow fighting sections has a pre-established priority listing of streets to salt and plow. Priorities are established by the following street designations:

  • Snow Emergency Routes (heavily traveled/hospital access roads)
  • Arterials (Routes 44 and 55)
  • Steep graded hills and sharp curves
  • Residential streets
  • Cul-de-Sacs and dead-ends
  • Service Drives

Snow Information

For updates and announcements, please visit local media outlets and the City website: