Winter Weather

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Winter weather, including high winds, freezing temperatures, and snowfall, can be dangerous. Learn more about what you can do to prepare, stay safe, and remain informed during the winter season. 

Crew Preparedness

Icy street conditions and/or snow fall initiate mobilization of de-icing, sanding, and plowing equipment. Clearing City streets is a difficult process that takes time, hard work and good communication. The City has 144 miles of roads to clear, limited equipment, and a small number of employees available for around-the-clock snow removal operations.

Snow Removal Maps 2018

How Can I Prepare for Cold Weather and Winter Storms?

Winter storms can range from moderate snow over a few hours to blizzard conditions with wind-driven snow or freezing rain that lasts several days. Preparing ahead of the winter season will help to weather whatever hazards mother nature throws your way.

Stock Emergency Supplies:

Being prepared means being equipped with the supplies you may need in the event of an emergency, such as:

  • Battery-operated radio
  • Duct tape
  • First-aid kit and medication 
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Plenty of water, non-perishable food and a manual can opener
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Portable battery and charging cords for electronic devices
  • Fire extinguisher and battery-powered or battery back-up carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors

Register Medical Equipment to Receive Power Outage Notifications:

Prepare Your Home and Vehicle for Winter: 

  • Drain and insulate outdoor pipes and faucets
  • Clear debris from storm drains and gutters 
  • Inspector your furnace and chimney
  • Check batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors 
  • Inspect your vehicles brakes, lights, battery, tire pressure and tread depth 
  • Prepare an emergency supply kit for your vehicle  

Identify a place nearby where you can safely warm up, should you lose heat in your home for an extended period-of-time.