Hello everyone -
As it seems many were, I was surprised to wake up this morning and not have our street plowed. The main roads were plowed but the side roads hadn’t been completed in our neighborhood. Maybe it was the lack of snow this winter to get us accustomed to what is a lot of snow or not! With the warm temps and melting today it would have been fine just a messy morning commute getting to the main roads.
I looked into it and found out that Shakopee has a 2″ trigger and start plowing after the snow is finished. The guys were good enough to plow even though we didn’t quite reach that amount. They were running a bit slow this morning in getting around by the time we went to work on some roads but all were done this morning.
Our snow removal policy is reviewed and adopted annually. We will look at the plowing and salting triggers in the policy when it is reviewed this spring. Snow removal is a fine art and the Public Works Department does a great job of balancing service and costs.
Do you think last night’s snow was enough to plow? I appreciate your comments!
Have a great day!