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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Parker Town Council Lowers Neighborhood Snow Plowing Threshold from Ten Inches to Six Inches

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On Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, the Parker Town Council approved an updated Snow Plowing and Ice Control Policy for the Town of Parker. Under the updated policy, the Town’s new street priorities for snow plowing are as follows:

  • Priority 1: Arterial roadways (such as Lincoln Avenue and Hess Road)
  • Priority 2: Collector roadways (such as Tallman Drive and J. Morgan Boulevard)
  • Priority 3: Local roadways (neighborhood streets, including cul-de-sacs)

With the adoption of the updated policy, Parker residents will see the following service-level changes:

  • Local (neighborhood) streets will now receive snow plowing services when the roadway accumulation of six (6) inches or more of snow has been reached. Under the Town’s previous policy, snow on local streets was not plowed until 10 inches of snow had accumulated. General ice control will be limited to Priority 1 and Priority 2 roadways and will not be performed on local streets unless they meet specific conditions that interfere with safe vehicle travel.
  • During larger storms that produce six inches or more of snow, Town trails and lesser-used Town facilities will receive snow plowing/shoveling services following the completion of neighborhood streets.
  • School bus routes are no longer identified as a separate priority in the snow plowing policy. School bus routes will be plowed as applicable under the Town’s updated snow plowing priority system.

Snowfall amounts are measured with sensors located at the intersections of Twenty-Mile Road/Pine Lane and Hilltop Road/Canterberry Parkway. As we head into snow season, please keep in mind that the Town provides snow plowing services for approximately 500 lane miles of streets. The plowing time required for the different priority areas depends on multiple variables, including the snowstorm intensity, duration, wind, temperature and traffic conditions during the storm. We appreciate your patience as we kick-off the inaugural year of this new program.

To read the Town’s full Snow Plowing and Ice Control policy, read FAQs, or to learn more about snow in Parker, please visit www.ParkerOnline.org/Snow.

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