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Columbia roads are in normal summer driving conditions.

Snow and Ice Management - Policy on Passable Roads

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For snow events with less than 4 inches of snow:

  • City crews will plow and treat first and second priority streets to a passable condition, utilizing overtime if necessary.
  • Crews will plow and treat residential streets to a passable condition during regular working hours only (M-F 8-5)

For snow events with more than 4 inches of snow:

  • City crews will plow and treat first and second priority streets to a passable condition, utilizing overtime if necessary, and then;
  • Crews will plow and treat residential streets to a passable condition utilizing overtime if necessary.
The City of Columbia defines streets as passable, that although the road may still be snow packed, at least one travel lane is accessible for a front wheel drive vehicle at speeds and driving conditions below the normal posted speed limits. Your vehicles condition and your driving skills also determine your ability to navigate roads defined as passable.

Progress Map(s) : Inactive

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Track plow crews progress with these maps provided by our GIS Department with data supplied from our plow crews, inspectors, and supervisors. 

This section will be updated only when we are plowing and treating in residential areas. When active, click the map icon on the left.

1st and 2nd Priority Snow Routes - Changes to Parking

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This snow season, whenever snow accumulates more than 2 inches on the roadway, any vehicle parked on a designated snow route must be moved off of the roadway immediately per city ordinance 14-304. By removing vehicles from priority snow routes, our plows are able to quickly and efficiently clear priority roads for improved public safety responses and move into residential areas when conditions warrant. Please help us clear roads quicker by moving your vehicle during snowfalls greater than 2 inches.

Automatic Alerts to Know When Snow Routes are Active

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Sign up for automatic notification when snow accumulations are forecast or do reach 2 inches or greater so you know when to move your vehicle off off priority snow routes. Click here. Make sure you subscribe to "Columbia - Public Works" and set SMS message to "Alerts, Advisories, Community".

Helpful snow videos from the City Channel:

Snow Tips videoSnow Tips: Driveways, Sidewalks, Mailboxes

Home Snow Removal Tips videoHome Snow Removal Tips Video

Winter Travel Safety videoWinter Travel Safety Video

 

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