Q: Does the city give out free sand or salt?
A: No. Sand and salt can be purchased from many home improvement stores and hardware stores.
Q: What do I do with my trash and recycling when the snow mounds get so high?
A: Try to clear a flat spot on the top of the snow bank that is easily accessible from the street, or clear a spot on the boulevard. If you have a driveway, place the containers on the right side (as you are looking toward the street).
Q: Who do I contact when the storm sewer is plugged with ice?
A: Call the Sewer Maintenance office at (651)-266-9850.
Q: What does it mean when you refer to “winter driving conditions”?
A: During winter, conditions for driving require a driver to pay attention to the changing weather conditions. For instance, you may have to slow down a bit when approaching intersections that have snow mounds higher than normal; making it more difficult to see pedestrians.
Also, “black ice” can develop on seemingly quiet weather days where no snow or drizzle is falling. Drivers need to be wary of these conditions. Just a little extra attention to the conditions may prevent an accident. Be sure to give the plows room.
Q: Is this information available in other languages?
A: Yes, the city’s website provides a Google Translate button at the top of every web page. The snow emergency information is available in 14 languages. On the city’s snow plowing information page, on the left side of the webpage you will see “Multi-Lingual Snow Emergency Information“