Plows will be entering residential streets to remove drifting starting at 1 a.m. on Thursday Morning, 12-24-20. No SNOW ALERT will be issued.

After surveying city streets this afternoon, the Public Works Street Division has decided to deploy plows to remove drifting on residential streets. Plows will be entering residential streets at or around 1 a.m on Thursday December 24th. No snow alert will be issued, and vehicles WILL NOT be ticketed or towed. We will be plowing back drifted areas as needed. We encourage you not to park on the street over the next 24 hours.

“The city has experienced high winds throughout the day on Wednesday and will continue into the early am of Thursday,” says Dustin Hansen, Street Operations Manager. “The snow we received throughout today is now drifting. Our goal is to make sure the streets are safe for the traveling public.”

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Property owners are reminded that 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. Sidewalks at intersections or crosswalks shall also be cleared to the street—City Ordinance, Section 96.100. Call 978-6900 during normal business hours, or leave a voice message after hours or on weekends, to report violations.