Snowplowing Update for 2-7-19 & 2-8-19
(written at 1:15 p.m. on 2-7-19)
Coon Rapids snowplow crews have been out plowing the city's main streets today and will continue to plow until rush hour. Plow crews will be back again at 2 a.m. Friday to continue clean up of the city's main roadways, and then plows will move into neighborhoods to do a full plowing of all residential streets.
Cul-de-sacs will be fully plowed Friday.
City-owned sidewalks will also be plowed Friday.
Fun facts about snowplowing:
- It can take anywhere from 8-12 hours to do a full plowing of the city streets, cul-de-sacs and sidewalks based on the amount of staff and equipment at the City. A variety of factors can also determine the amount of time needed including the heaviness/wetness of the snow, if equipment breaks down during operations, etc.
- The city has over 400 lane miles of streets to plow
- There are 344 cul-de-sacs
- Adding up all of the city-owned sidewalks and trails amounts to 100+ miles
Winter parking reminder: Winter parking restrictions are 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: If it's your garbage day tomorrow, 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!