Snowplowing Update for 12-28-18 - written at 9:15 a.m.
More snow and rain overnight means more snowplowing today. Coon Rapids snowplow crews have been out clearing the City's main roadways since early this morning and crews are also plowing neighborhood streets again today. Our snowplow crews appreciate your help in keeping vehicles out of the streets until the plows have gone by.
Cul-de-sacs will also be fully cleaned. You may see large snowplows come through and "ring the cul-de-sac" as the initial first step, and then smaller trucks will come back in behind to finish cleaning.
Fun facts: The City has over 375 cul-de-sacs and over 400 residential lane miles to plow, so plowing will take several hours to complete today.
Sidewalks will also be plowed as thoroughly as possible today.
Winter parking reminder: Winter parking restrictions are now in effect. This means vehicles cannot be parked on the street anytime between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. each night. Parking is also prohibited on public streets anytime there is an accumulation of three inches of snow, or until the street has been plowed from curb-to-curb. Once the snowplow has gone by, and the street has been thoroughly cleaned from curb-to-curb, parking can resume.
Garbage and recycling can rules: Remember when it is your garbage day, please help our snowplow drivers by putting your garbage and recycling carts behind the curb and not in the street. This is required by City Code and it helps to keep the streets free of obstructions so the plow can go by and clean thoroughly, from curb-to-curb.
Please help our snowplow drivers by keeping other obstructions out of the roadway as well such as basketball hoops, hockey nets and other items.
Thanks for your help as our snowplow drivers truly appreciate it when we all work together!