Snow Alert and Removal Information

What Is a Snow Alert?

A snow alert is declared if the City of Sioux Falls plans to plow all streets. At this time, parking restrictions go into effect across the city. Here’s what you need to know about snow alerts.

Snow alert infographic

Avoid Tickets and Towing!

Snow season is under way! Be prepared for parking restrictions when snow alerts are issued. The City provides multiple methods for you to be notified of snow alerts by text, email and social media.

Subscribe to Snow Alert Texts
Snow Alert Emails
Follow @siouxfallssnow on Twitter

Snow Zones Map

View the map and enter your address to find your snow zone.

Snow Zones Map

Sidewalk Snow Removal

The City of Sioux Falls requires all public sidewalks cleared of ice and snow within 48 hours after completion of each snow or ice accumulation. Call 978-6900 during normal business hours, or leave a voice message after hours or on weekends, to report violations.

Don’t Wait: Shovel Within 48
Sidewalk Snow Violations
SCOOP IT Program

Snow Gates

Snow gates will be used across Sioux Falls during snow alerts this winter season. Learn the facts about the use of snow gates in the City’s snow removal program.

Snow Gates

Pay Your Citation Online!

Paying parking citations is easier than ever. Simply have your citation number or license plate number available and a valid credit card.

Pay your parking citation here!
Ticketing and Towing Info

Snow Season Information

For the latest in local winter weather and snow removal information:

  • Dial 511 for weather and road conditions on all South Dakota, United States, and interstate highways. Calls are toll-free. Cellular access charges depend on cellular provider.
  • Call 330-4444 for the National Weather Service forecast.
  • Go to for road conditions.
  • Tune to the City of Sioux Falls’ cable TV channel CityLink.

Winter Storm Watches and Warnings

  • A winter storm watch indicates that severe winter weather may affect your area. A winter storm warning indicates that severe winter weather conditions are occurring or imminent.
  • A blizzard warning means that large amounts of falling or blowing snow and sustained winds of at least 35 miles per hour are expected for several hours.
  • Wind chill is a calculation of how cold it feels outside when the effects of temperature and wind speed are combined. A strong wind combined with a temperature of just below freezing can have the same effect as a still air temperature about 35 degrees colder.

Snow Removal Operations

Guide to Snow Removal