Snowplowing Update for 2-20-19 & 2-21-19
(written at 1:30 p.m. on 2-20-19)
Coon Rapids snowplow crews have been out since 4 a.m. this morning plowing the city's roadways, and crews will continue to stay out until 4 p.m. today. Then, crews will return at 2 a.m. Thursday, February 21 to continue with more plowing. Please make sure cars are not parked on the street overnight.
The City would also like to take a moment to remind residents that it is against the law to blow/push/shovel the snow from your driveway into the public street. Thank you for your cooperation!
City code 8-111 states:
No person shall deposit or permit to be deposited on any public street in this City, leaves, grass, sand or similar materials, nor shall any person plow, shovel or blow or permit the plowing, shoveling or blowing of snow onto a public street in the City. Violation of this provision shall constitute a petty misdemeanor. This provision shall not apply to any person who is in the process of constructing or maintaining a yard or drive provided that the materials are immediately removed from the street.
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.
To read more about the City's specific policies regarding snowplowing, including the operational priorities, how we handle sidewalk plowing, etc., visit the City website.
Thanks for your help as our snowplow drivers truly appreciate it when we all work together!