Snow Removal Decisions Are Made Based on Public Safety

Snow removal crews worked throughout the weekend to ensure safe roads for vehicles. As is the case during any snowfall, crews first cleared emergency snow routes, then secondary snow routes and areas around schools. A snow alert will NOT be declared for this snow event. While neighborhood streets will not be plowed, snow removal crews have applied a combination of salt and sand where needed on residential streets.

While 3.7 inches of snow was measured at the airport, most areas of town received between 2 and 2.5 inches of snow. The consistency of the snow was very dry and lacked volume. These types of snowfalls typically do not require a full snow alert.

“We develop our operational strategy for each snow event based on the volume, duration, and consistency of the snow to ensure safe travel. Our snow removal decisions are made with public safety as the top priority,” says Mark Cotter, Director of Public Works.

If you have concerns regarding your particular street, please call the Public Works Street Division at 367-8255. For questions about sidewalk snow removal, contact Property Maintenance at 978-6900. All the information you need about snow removal in Sioux Falls is at or follow @CitySiouxFalls on Twitter.