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Posted on: April 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Bismarck Snow Emergency Still In Effect and Roads and Streets Crews are Widening Streets

BISMARCK, N.D. – This notice is a reminder that Bismarck's Snow Emergency remains in effect and all designated snow emergency routes are included in the emergency declaration.  Vehicles that are parked on these routes will be towed, at the owners expense.  Roads and Streets crews will continue to widen streets, open mailboxes, and driveways to make them passable (8-foot wide opening).  We ask citizens for their continued patience and cooperation during this significant snow event.


  • A reminder to businesses and residents:  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.
  • Adopt a Hydrant:  We ask 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 we can find and access the fire hydrant when it is needed most. By helping 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 the time to ensure the hydrants in your area are kept clear also.
  • Dumpsters - It is the property owner’s responsibility to clear snow around dumpsters.  In order to ensure that the waste is emptied during the winter months the snow must be removed in front and around the container.  The container must be moved a minimum of 7 feet from where it is setting in order to be emptied.  The waste collection crew must be able to maneuver the container in order to hook it up to the truck.

 For more information visit www.bismarcknd.gov.

For snow removal information visit: https://bismarcknd.gov/249/Snow-Removal

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