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Posted on: November 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] City of Bismarck Snow Removal Operations Update

Update 11/29/2016 at 4:25 pm
Public Works crews continue to plow residential streets and have had to re-plow emergency routes and major arterial streets due to windy conditions and drifting snow.  Crews will continue to plow around the clock until all streets have been cleared.  Your continued cooperation and patience is appreciated.

Update 11/28/2016 3:45 pm

Weather permitting, City of Bismarck Street Department crews will move into residential areas later this afternoon.  Pending weather and road conditions, crews may have to go back to plowing snow emergency routes and major arterial streets.  Crews will plow until all areas are cleared.

11/28/16  8:00 am

City of Bismarck Street Department crews are currently plowing snow emergency routes and major arterial streets. 

Please move vehicles off streets to aid in snow removal operation. Keep them off the street until the plows have cleaned your street. According to City Ordinance a person may not move, dump or deposit by any means any snow or ice accumulated on private property onto any public street, alley, or public right-of-way. The fine for this violation is up to $1,000.

Mailbox Clearance - It is the property owner’s responsibility to clear snow around their mailbox. If it is a cluster box, it is the responsibility of those residents to clear the snow from around the cluster box.

Adopt a Hydrant - With the recent snow event, we are asking for everyone’s help to clear snow from around the hydrants by “adopting” a hydrant in your neighborhood. This helps reduce the time it takes for the fire department to get water on a fire by ensuring that that we can find and access the fire hydrant when we need it most. By helping us you could save your neighbor’s house or your own in an emergency. The snow should be cleared 6 inches below all the caps and 3 to 4 feet around the hydrant. This gives firefighters the space they need to attach hoses and turn on water in case of a fire in your neighborhood. If you are a business owner, please take to time to ensure the hydrants in your area are kept clear also.”

Thank you for your cooperation.

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