Questions and Updates Regarding Snowplowing?

Ramsey Public Works Appreciates Your Patience – and Your Calls

The winter of 2013-14 continues to test our resolve as hardy Minnesotans, with above average snowfall frequencies, record breaking cold, recent blizzard conditions, frost depths causing frozen water services, and now snowbanks at intersections causing visibility problems for motorists’. If this were not somehow enough, many of the popular sidewalks and trails are still snow covered. As of February 24th, both sidewalk machines are in service, and will continue to be until the walks are once again cleared.

However, these same sidewalks are often almost level with the snowbanks on either side of them, and therefore they are no longer ‘plowable’ as there is no place to push the snow. Instead, each machine is using a snow-blower for the snow removal operation. This takes considerably longer, and Staff anticipates the sidewalks will not all be done until closer to the weekend, or later if the blowing snow persists. The balance of this week also includes pushing back snow banks and sanding and salting roads – with all Staff involved.

Staff welcomes phone calls and any feedback on any of our snow removal operations – and wants to communicate that at this point in time, your sidewalk is unlikely to have been ‘missed’, rather the operators simply have not gotten to your neighborhood yet. Also, please remember that the city’s Snow Plow Hotline is updated regularly to keep you abreast of the plowing procedure and anticipated timelines during snow events @ 763-433-9852. Thanks for your patience and your cooperation during the city’s 2013-14 snow and ice removal operations.

Click here for general information, or call the Snowplow Information Number at 763-433-9852.