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SNOW LEVELS

What are Snow Levels?

Image of Plow Truck plowing snow.

The Department of Public Works classifies storm conditions into Levels. Levels determine the required response timeframe for a given snowstorm. Based on the Storm Levels, it will be expected that all streets will be serviced with clearly defined Response Times, listed below.

Level 0: No service response required.

Level 1 Response Time: Up to 32 hours once the storm has ended.

Standard deployment of snow removal resources
Salting/plowing as needed
Large equipment assigned to primary routes
Small equipment assigned to secondary routes

Level 2 Response Time: Up to 32 hours once the storm has ended.

Salting/plowing as needed
Emphasis on primary routes
Small equipment assigned to secondary routes
All DPW vehicles and equipment put into plow mode
Recommend that resident vehicles be moved from side streets and alleys

Level 3 Response Time: Up to 48 hours once the storm has ended.

Salting/plowing as needed
Heavy emphasis on emergency routes and primary routes; secondary and tertiary routes follow accordingly
All DPW vehicles and equipment put into plow mode
Parking restrictions enforced. (Citations may be issued to vehicles that pose a danger or impede snow removal efforts.)

Level 4 Response Time: Based on a number of various storm variables.

Full deployment of snow removal resources
Primary focus on emergency routes, with primary, secondary and tertiary following accordingly
Parking restrictions enforced (Citations may be issued to vehicles that pose a danger or impede snow removal efforts.)
Use of pre-qualified contractors activated as needed