Early this morning the City of Sioux Falls issued a snow alert due to the amount of snow received during the last 18 hours. 

That means take some time to prepare for snow removal in your area of the city.  The full report from the Sioux Falls Public Works Department is below.  Plus the usage of snow gates will most likely be a part of the process.

In the graphic from the National Weather Service (below) you can get an idea of the amounts of snow received across the area.



The Public Works Street Division has declared a snow alert. Plowing of emergency snow routes began last night and will continue until routes are clear. All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes are subject to immediate ticketing and towing.  

Zone 3: Plowing in Zone 3 will begin this morning, Saturday, December 27, 2014, after emergency routes have been cleared. All streets in Zone 3 will be plowed. All vehicles parked in Zone 3 are subject to ticketing and towing during snow plowing operations until the streets have been plowed.  

Zone 2: Plowing of east/west streets will begin on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at 8 p.m. Plowing of north/south streets will begin on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 8 a.m.All vehicles parked on streets in Zone 2 during snow plowing operations are subject to ticketing and towing.  

Zone 1:  Snow pickup operations in Zone 1 will begin at 1 a.m. on Monday, December 29 2014. Vehicles parked in Zone 1 will be subject to ticketing and towing between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Monday, December 29, 2014. During a snow alert, parking is prohibited in the downtown area between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.  

General snow removal information is available on the City’s website at www.siouxfalls.org/snow and on cable channel CityLink.

If you are unsure what snow zone you are in, or where the zone boundaries are located, use our online interactive map, which allows you to pinpoint your zone by address. This is available at www.siouxfalls.org/snow.  

You may subscribe to email snow alert notifications at www.siouxfalls.org/snow.  

Text message alerts are also available by texting SNOW to 605-413-1990.  

Snow alerts and updates also will be communicated via Twitter and Facebook. Follow us at twitter.com/siouxfallssnow. On Facebook you can “like” us at facebook.com/citysiouxfalls.  

Property owners are reminded that the City of Sioux Falls requires all public sidewalks cleared of ice and snow within 48 hours after completion of each snow or ice accumulation. Sidewalks at intersections or crosswalks shall also be cleared to the street—City Ordinance, Section 96.100. Call 978-6900 during normal business hours, or leave a voice message after hours or on weekends, to report violations.