Common Winter Issues and Concerns
As advertised here on 12/30/20, Green Bay-DPW will share numerous posts over the next several months to inform residents of various issues experienced every winter. Following is Issue #1 in the series:
What is Green Bay’s snow plowing policy?
• Arterial/primary streets are maintained in a wet or clear condition during winter months. These streets carry high volumes of traffic every day. So they are plowed and salted in response to every storm event to maintain a high level of motorist safety.
• Residential streets are plowed when a winter event leaves more than two (2) inches of snow on the roadway surface. Residential streets may be plowed under other special circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
• Between winter storms as time/equipment/staffing permit, DPW:
1) Scrapes snow-pack from residential streets
2) Removes snow windrows from major streets that have obstructed driving lanes, parking lanes, or sight distance
• Salt is not used on residential streets, so residents must expect snow to accumulate on them. Residential street snow-pack is addressed by natural melting, and DPW scraping the streets periodically throughout the winter.