All About Snow

Snowplowing  

When will my street be plowed?

Wyoming has approximately 250 miles or 600 lane-miles of streets. The most efficient way to manage snow and ice removal on these streets is to prioritize the streets according to their use.

First Priority: These are the major streets which carry the most traffic and have the highest speed limits. They are plowed and salted frequently so as to keep them as snow and ice free as possible.

Second Priority: These are the collector streets which have lower traffic volumes and lower speed limits. They are dispersed throughout residential neighborhoods such that everyone is within a reasonable distance from either a first or second priority street. These streets are plowed and spot-salted regularly but not as often as the major streets.

Third Priority: These are the remaining residential streets and culs-de-sac. They are plowed when the snow depth reached four inches, either from a storm event or snow accumulation. Our goal is to complete the plowing of all streets within 24-hours of a four-inch or greater storm.

On-Street Parking

During the winter months, parking on both sides of the street can restrict the width of the street to a point where emergency vehicles are unable to have access. In order to provide better access, the City implements odd/even parking restrictions from December 1 until March 31.  See the Odd/Even Parking ordinance for specific information.

Ordinance Summary:
Enforceable midnight to 7:00 pm, December 1 until March 31.
-Park on the side of the street with even numbered addresses on even numbered calendar days.
-Park on the side of the street with odd numbered addresses on odd numbered calendar days.
-In a cul-de-sac, you may only park on the street on even numbered calendar days.
-Streets already posted "No Parking": the no parking restrictions shall apply.

Plowing Your Sidewalk

Sidewalks are plowed by a contractor at night after there are two or more inches of new snow accumulation. This is intended to assist property owners in keeping their sidewalk passable by removing new accumulations down to any existing hard packed snow. Please keep the sidewalk free of obstructions such as garbage cans and parked vehicles.

Mailbox and Lawn Damage

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for heavy snow coming off the snow plow blades to damage mailboxes - especially when the snow banks get higher. We are sorry for the inconvenience this causes. Please let us know right away if your mailbox has been damaged. We will do our best to repair and/or replace your damaged mailbox as quickly as possible.



If you have a standard aluminum box, we can replace it for you. If you have a plastic or decorative box, we can discuss different replacement options with you.

 

This is also true for lawn damage caused by the street or sidewalk plows. Please let us know, and we will repair the damage in the spring.

Drive Approaches

We are equally sorry for the extra work required to clear snow off the end of driveways. Plowing snow to the curb or edge of the street is the most effective way to keep the streets passable in the winter and to minimize street flooding when the snow melts. Please do not place snow into the street, whether by shoveling, snow blowing, or snow plowing, as this can make it more difficult for vehicles using the street. If you have a private driveway plower, please make sure that they also do not plow snow into the street or onto others' property. Please call us with private snow plowing concerns or problems.

 


Public Works Dept
2660 Burlingame Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Phone: 616-530-7260
Email: Public Works