St. Paul Crews Prepare for Snow with New Snow Maintenance Plan in Place

Updated: 12/20/2013 4:50 PM
Created: 12/19/2013 2:05 PM
By: Heidi Enninga

St. Paul Public Works said it has deployed full crews to re-plow in order to stay in front of snowy weather forecasted for Thursday evening.

This comes after residents complained of dangerous roads around Dec. 6. The city said it would put more resources into its snow maintenance operations. meteorologist Dave says we should get 2-3 inches of snow in the metro area.

The City of St. Paul asked residents to voluntarily move their cars from day plow routes so that crews can continue to remove compacted snow. Day plow routes are any street that doesn’t contain a “Snow Emergency” sign.

No tickets will be issued and no cars will be towed as would be the case in a snow emergency, but the city is requesting cooperation as the 60 plows are out throughout the day.

Officials said temperatures were warm enough Wednesday night and Thursday morning that salt and sand products continued working.

The city is trying to get the work - normally done in the three to four days after a snow emergency - done in one day before temperatures make progress too difficult.

If problem areas persist where you live in St. Paul, residents are asked to contact the Street Maintenance Service Desk at 651-266-9700 or send an email.

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