Snowplowing Update for 2-11-19 & 2-12-19
(written at 7:15 p.m. on 2-11-19)
Coon Rapids is expected to receive another 4-6" of snow this evening into tomorrow. Snowplow crews will report for duty at 3 a.m. and do another full plowing of residential roads, cul-de-sacs and sidewalks tomorrow. Please make sure cars are not parked on the street overnight tonight.
The City's Snowplowing Updates are sent out via email, social media and are posted on the City website when crews do a full plowing of residential streets in all areas of the city. This occurs when the city receives 3+ inches of snow. Additional plowing takes place routinely throughout the winter as part of regular operations of the City, but updates are not sent out each time.
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.
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
Please help our snowplow drivers by keeping hockey nets, basketball hoops and other items out of the roadways.
Thanks for your help as our snowplow drivers truly appreciate it when we all work together!