City crews in most circumstances use straight salt on icy areas. We will switch to a salt/sand mixture during extreme cold weather. This does not guarantee ice-free streets, so drive carefully even where salting or sanding is evident. Priority areas receive treatment first, and all other areas are done when time permits. Priority areas include:
- All collector street stop sign intersections
- All other stop signs
- Areas deemed hazardous by city crews or other city officials
- Bridge decks
- Intersections of city streets and county and state roads
- Streets with hills and curves
If you notice an area that becomes extremely icy and causes concern, please contact the Street Maintenance Department at 763-427-8254.
Managing Icy Roads
View this article to learn more about the City’s process for managing icy roads.