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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Information on Street Snow Removal

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  • During heavy snowfall events, residents are asked to park off the street to allow plows to clear as much of the roadway as possible.
  • If residents have a concern regarding a street that has not been plowed, please call 208-882-COPS.
  • The Moscow Pullman Highway, Highway 8 and Highway 95 are State roads, and snow removal on these routes is performed jointly by the City of Moscow and the Idaho Transportation Department. 
  • The street crews work on staggered shifts during the late fall and winter each year.  When a storm event occurs, the crews begin operations based on their shift schedules.  If the storm is significant enough to warrant continued or additional operations, the crews work extended hours regardless of time or day of the week. 
  • If a series of storms occurs, additional staffing is added from other divisions of the Public Works Department to ensure round the clock operation of all snow removal equipment.
  • For weekend and off-hours events, snow removal operations are activated based on the road conditions and the severity of the storm events.  Work schedules, staffing levels and budgets have very little weight in this determination as it is based on the driving conditions and safety of the citizens.
  • In 2010, the City Council authorized the Snow Removal Proclamation Ordinance.  When a significant amount of snow falls, a Snow Event is proclaimed by the Mayor.  At that time, notice is sent out via local newspapers, radio and TV station.  Within 12 hours of the notice, all snow routes, which are designated and signed throughout the city, must be cleared of vehicles.  This allows City crews to clear the entire street on each route, allowing for safer travel routes within the city.
  • To report an issue, call the City of Moscow Streets Shop at 208-883-7097.

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