Current Snow Plowing Status

This page was created to keep citizens of St. Thomas informed about the status of plowing, sanding and salting of the road system in the City of St. Thomas.  Visit this page for frequent updates during a snow event.

FYI:  Roads are plowed according to a Minimum Maintenance Standard.  In General, higher speed and higher volume roads are plowed first.  For more information on Minimum Maintenance Standards plowing, salting and sanding, please visit the Winter Maintenance Page.

January 17, 2017

Freezing rain on Monday evening resulted in crews treating all streets with salt.  Continuous rain overnight had crews back out on the streets, sidewalks and parking lots by 4 am.  Streets were salted once again by 9 am and work is being done to spot treat especially icy areas.  Sidewalks, bus stops and pedestrian crossings are being treated at this time.  Temperatures are expected to rise to bring an end to slippery conditions.

January 11, 2017

As of 4 am today crews have salted the higher volume streets twice. Sanding of local, lower volume streets, is underway. Main sidewalks in the downtown area have been salted and plowed, work continues on all sidewalks, bus stops and pedestrian crossings. Further salting may be required later in the day as forecasts of rain and higher temperatures are sure to make a mess of the snow which has fallen to this point.

 

January 10, 2017

Early morning salting operations have done their job by not allowing the snow to bond to the roads, although the continued snow fall has created a slush condition resulting in all main roads having this slush plowed off beginning at 10 a.m.

December 16, 2016

A cold, clear night allowed for crews to to complete the snow removal from the downtown business area.  Snow removal of cul-de-sacs and dead ends is ongoing and removal from secondary sidewalks is nearing completion.  A Colorado Low is expected to hit late Friday night and into Saturday bring 10-15 cm of snow with a dose of rain, just to make things interesting and really mess up driving conditions.  Preparations of manpower and equipment are being made to effectively deal with the messy weekend ahead.

December 15, 2016

Snow removal crews were out again last night removing snow from the downtown business area.  Unfortunately this was cut short due to overnight snow which resulted in crews switching to salting of City Streets.  At this time all major roads have been salted and sanding of minor roads is underway.  Sidewalk plows have completed plowing of the primary routes and have now moved onto the secondary sidewalks.  Salting of crossing guard locations has been completed and salting of pedestrian crossings will follow.   Snow removal from Cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets will continue throughout the City today.

December 14, 2016

The long range forecast is anticipating 10-15 cm of snow, therefore, crews were busy completing snow removal from the downtown business area last night and efforts will continue tonight.  Sidewalk plows have been converted to sidewalk blowers to better clear the heavy snow.  The Bus shelters have all been cleared and work is continuing on clearing the remainder of the bus stops.  Snow removal from Cul-de-sacs and dead end streets is underway throughout the City.

December 13, 2016

Frigid temperatures and flurries are in the forecast for the remainder of the week, to prepare for this, crews were out at midnight concentrating on cleaning cul-de-sacs, pushing snow back to the curb lines, clearing bus shelters, pedestrian crossings and intersections.   All primary sidewalks are expected to be cleared by the end of today. Weather permitting, snow will be removed from Downtown Talbot Street tonight.

December 12, 2016

A significant snowfall event occurred on Sunday and continued well into the night and early morning hours of Monday. Plows were on the major streets, parking lots and downtown/courthouse priority sidewalks by midnight.  At this time all major streets have been plowed and salted and many of the minor streets and clearing of sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, bus shelters and stops have been completed.  Early morning rain has caused snow to become quite heavy and as a result slows down the clearing operation and may also leave large, heavy windrows across side streets and sidewalk corners as the plows pass.   It is anticipated to have all streets cleared by noon today.

November 21, 2016

As of 4 am today crews have salted the Arterial and Collector streets, these streets are generally the higher traffic volume streets.  Sanding of Local, lower volume, roads is underway.  The business Area and Courthouse sidewalks is nearing completion and regular sidewalk routes are underway.  The sanding of all sidewalks will generally take up to 2 days to complete.