Snow Plow Operations
The city’s snow plow plan varies depending upon the amount of snow that falls. If less than 2 ½ inches falls, only major streets in the city system are plowed. While ice control measures are taken throughout the system, special attention is given to stop signs, hills, bridges and curves.
If more than 2½ inches of snow falls, a snow emergency is declared and all city streets are plowed curb-to-curb. Plowing all streets, including cul-de-sacs, requires 8 to 10 hours. It is unlawful to shovel, plow or blow snow into the street (Plymouth City Code Section 1310.05, Subd. 5). If your street has not been plowed within 10 hours after the end of a 2 ½ inch snowfall, please contact city staff at the number listed below.
Because of their configuration and size, cul-de-sacs are plowed with a special piece of equipment that has a shorter turning radius than standard plows. Snow may not be divided evenly among properties on a cul-de-sac due to locations of fire hydrants, mailboxes, landscaping and driveways.
Parking is prohibited on city streets after a 2 ½ inch snowfall. Parking may not resume on the street until it has been plowed curb-to-curb. Violators may be tagged and towed. In addition to parking restrictions related to snow plowing, Plymouth prohibits parking on city streets year-round from 2 to 5 a.m.