Ice Control

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:

  • intersections of City streets and County and State roads
  • bridge decks
  • all collector street stop sign intersections
  • streets with hills and curves
  • all other stop signs
  • areas deemed hazardous by City crews or other City officials

If you notice an area that becomes extremely icy and causes concern, please contact the Street Maintenance Department at 763.427.8254.