Snow plowing and deicing in the City of Liberty Lake occur on a prioritized basis that helps ensure critical roadways remain open to traffic. Read about the Snow Plowing Level of Service below.
PLOWING/ DEICING PRIORITIES
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Cul-de-sacs generate many comments. If the cul-de-sac was designed to accommodate snow storage in the cul-de-sac or if there is a vacant lot in the cul-de-sac, the operator will use this area to plow the snow from the cul-de-sac. If no such storage is available, the operator will plow the snow into the center of the cul-de-sac. Street crews will pick up the accumulated snow if the tempo of winter storms allow.
SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL
Snowplows need to go a minimum speed in order to roll snow to the sides of the streets. We ask our equipment operators not to push the snow any further than necessary. In some cases, however, the sidewalks are too close to the curb to avoid getting snow on them. It is still the duty of the homeowner or tenant of adjoining sidewalks to remove snow and ice from such sidewalks in a reasonable timely manner.
A frequently asked question is "When will you plow my street?" We will plow as soon as possible, but remember, major streets are first priority. City operators are very experienced, and know how to best accomplish this talk, They are a dedicated group that works non-stop during storms to clear streets. Calling a few hours into a storm with this question is not realistic. remember residential streets are last priority. Many times there are "storms within a storm" that require repeat plowing of arterials before residential streets can be plowed.
COMMENCEMENT OF SNOW REMOVAL
Collectors and Arterials are plowed when 2 inches of snow have accumulated, residential streets are plowed when 4 inches have accumulated.