Oct 31

Halloween Snow Event

Posted on October 31, 2023 at 5:32 AM by Tracy Hodel

Well it wasn't the 1991 Halloween snow event, however there was enough snow and ice to result in some slippery conditions this morning.  City Street Division staff were out by 2:30am this morning plowing and salting roads.  Reminder to take it slow this morning.  Road conditions should improve as the temperature increases. And Happy Halloween to everyone!

Apr 16

Late Spring Snowfall Event

Posted on April 16, 2023 at 7:31 AM by Tracy Hodel

Well, Mother Nature decided winter is not done with us yet.  At this time, St. Cloud has received approximately 2 to 3 inches of fresh snowfall throughout city limits.  Public Works staff have been driving throughout town and inspecting the roadways.  When driving the roadways, the tires are hitting wet pavement and no slippery conditions are being observed or reported.  Limited staff will be dispatched to address the roadways as Sunday morning traffic is typically light, snow accumulation for the remainder of the day is forecasted to be minimal and the temperatures are expected to rise throughout the day, which will clear the snow from roadways. Staff have been sent out to address the bridge decks and overpasses.  Due to the colder temperatures, bridge decks and overpasses tend to ice up and become slippery in these conditions.  If conditions change, Public Works will adapt accordingly. 

Apr 01

4/1/2023 & 4/2/2023 Snow & Ice Removal Update

Posted on April 1, 2023 at 4:17 PM by Daniel Legatt

Public Works operations for Saturday, April 1, will conclude at 5:00pm this evening. All roadways that did not present vehicles parked on both sides (too narrow for plows) were cleared. Staff similarly opened up passages within the Central Business District. 

Operations will resume at 4:00am on Sunday, April 2. Public Works will be focusing on even/odd parking, as well as roadways not cleared on Saturday where cars were parked across from each other (areas too narrow for plow trucks). Additionally, alleyways will be plowed with front end loaders to remove buildup as well as open up the ends.