Duluth snow removal operation advisory

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Krista Burns

Snow plows making their way up Central Entrance in Duluth

December 3, 2013 Updated Dec 3, 2013 at 8:24 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- With the National Weather Service predicting another 15 inches of snow in Duluth, the city is advising no travel and is reminding residents of snow removal procedures.

Priority 1 Streets: City officials say keeping main thoroughfares and arterial streets passable is the highest priority. These are streets that provide access for emergency, fire, police, and medical vehicles as well as the Duluth Transit Authority. These “Priority 1” streets should be open to traffic within 36 hours after the snowfall subsides.

Plow operators next begin snow removal operations on low volume residential streets. These “Priority 2” streets should be open to traffic within 48 hours after the end of a snow event.

Alleyways" Alleys are the lowest priority and are typically made passable within 56 hours after the snowfall subsides.

Property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours after the snowfall subsides.

The City of Duluth is responsible for maintaining over 400 miles of streets throughout the city. You can help plow operators by:
· Park in a garage or driveway if you have one
· For on-street parking, adhere to the alternate side parking schedule. This week is “even side.”
· Park at least 7 feet from driveways, 10 feet from fire hydrants, 20 feet from crosswalks, and 30 feet from stop signs.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns