Snow Plowing Operations

The safety of the traveling public is a main concern of the City’s Department of Public Works which strives to provide snow and ice removal as quickly as conditions permit. The City is responsible for 90 snow lane miles of roadway which includes State routes as they pass through the City.

As a general rule, the priorities for snow removal are:

  1. School and Hospital routes and bridges;

  2. Main Roads: Conewango Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Market Street, Fourth Avenue, Lexington Avenue, S. Parker Street;

  3. Concrete streets, brick streets, hills; and

  4. Residential areas

 During heavy snowfall events, the streets are generally cleared in three phases:

  1. Making the streets passable;

  2. Widening the width of the plowed areas; and

  3. Clearing streets to the curbline (following the snowfall)

The traveling public is reminded to exercise caution and drive with care.