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City of Summit Preps for Winter Storm

Department of Public Works crews are brining streets in anticipation of the snowstorm.

Department of Public Works crews are preparing city streets for the impending storm. Credit: City of Summit
Department of Public Works crews are preparing city streets for the impending storm. Credit: City of Summit
The City of Summit is preparing for a storm that is expected to begin Thursday evening and could drop as many as eight inches of snow on the Hill City.

The City's Department of Public Works crews were busy Thursday morning brining streets with a water/salt solution to help delay the sticking of falling snow and facilitate plowing. The DPW is responsible for snow and ice control on 80 miles of Summit streets. 

To help the DPW keep streets clear, please avoid unnecessary trips during the storm and park in driveways if possible. 

The City of Summit Fire Department also reminds citizens to check and clear nearby fire hydrants to ensure they are free from snow. For additional safety tips, click here. 

For a complete list of snow removal guidelines, click here. The following are ordinance rules:

  • All snow must not be pushed into the roadway. When clearing snow it must be confined to your property behind the curbline.
  • Snow pushed into the street narrows the road, creates hazardous driving conditions and becomes difficult for our plow operators to plow to the curbs.

  • Clear snow from sidewalks within 24 hours of the end of the snowfall.

  • Treat icy sidewalks with sand for traction and calcium or magnesium chloride for melting (salt damages concrete).

  • Avoid problems – tell your contractor to comply with City ordinance and rules. 


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