Due the cold temperatures, many roads are still icy. PLEASE NOTE that road salt does not work at temperatures below about 17 degrees. Click here to read the latest article on snow removal.
Snowplowing on Public Streets and Roads
The city has contracted with Salt Lake County for the services of snow removal on public streets and roads. If you have questions or difficulties you can call either the city office or the county department for emergencies. Salt Lake County's website provides a fairly extensive overview of their snow removal process, which can be reviewed here.
Private Snow Removal
Shoveling our walks and driveways is especially critical in high traffic routes such as walkways to schools, churches and commercial areas. Often forgotten are areas where a fence, hedge, ditch or other barrier separates us from adjacent streets, yet is still the abutting property owner’s responsibility.
From the City standpoint, we’re anxious for your success, even to the point of helping motivate you. The kindly and motivating ordinance, specifically code 14.32.100 states:
It is unlawful for the owner, occupant, lessor or agent of property abutting on a paved sidewalk to fail to remove or cause to be removed from such paved sidewalk and any existing curb ramp all hail, snow or sleet falling thereon, within one hour after the hail, snow or sleet has ceased falling, provided that in case of a storm ending between the hours of 5:00pm and 6:00am, the sidewalk and any existing curb ramp shall be cleaned before 8:00 am the morning following the storm.
It goes on to give ramifications of NOT doing so which includes a possible $30 per day penalty after the deadline has passed. Remember that from November 1 thru April 1, it is illegal to park on the street if snow accumulates to more than one inch (not on lawns, but on the street) to allow snowplows to do their work.