City of Bismarck snow removal crews continue to work on widening snow emergency routes, major arterial streets and schools, and residential routes.
We thank residents for their patience as we work to clear the streets after this recent snowfall. The total accumulation of snow so far this season, as of Jan. 2, is 53.1 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Bismarck. The Sunday and Monday storm produced an additional 8 inches of snow.
Snow removal operators will begin snow removal in the downtown area Wednesday after 4 P.M. The Street Department will be removing snow on the East-West streets and alleys in the Bismarck downtown “No-Parking – Street Cleaning” areas on Thursday, Jan. 5 from 12:01 A.M. – 7:00 A.M. Please move vehicles off the street and keep them off the streets until snow plows are finished in the area.
The Bismarck Police Department will be ticketing and towing any vehicles parked on these streets. Businesses along these signed street cleaning areas, that have not already been cleaned, should have their sidewalks cleaned before midnight on their designated day.
We ask that contractors cleaning parking lots DO NOT push the snow into the street or across the street onto the boulevard.
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 these residents to clear the snow from around the cluster box.
View a map of snow plowing progress at 4 P.M in the link below. Areas shown in red are completed. Areas shown in green are where crews are currently working. Arrows designate the areas they’ll be moving to next.