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The city's Street Department is responsible for street repair, street sweeping, blading and graveling streets and alleys, and snow removal on city streets. If you have any questions please contact us at 353-8545.

Snow Removal Procedures

A "Snow Removal Alert" means that an authorized city official has declared that snow removal operations will begin on public streets. Usually a Snow Alert is issued once we have received 2" or more of snow; however, alerts are also based on weather conditions such as wind and ice, as well as the amount of additional snow forecasted, and city crews may begin removing snow from emergency routes before the alert is issued. The local news media will announce when a Snow Removal Alert has been declared.

Street Department

Bob Simpson, Superintendent
252 Union Ave | PO Box 1369
Phone: (605) 353-8545
Fax: (605) 353-8506

Snow Alert Signup
Snow Removal Updates

Phone: (605) 353-8501

Snow Removal Guides

Snow Removal Brochure [PDF]

Karen Snow Removal Guide [PDF]

Spanish Snow Removal Guide [PDF]

Emergency Snow Routes [PDF]

SD State Road Reports

SD Highway Construction Reports

Established Priorities

  1. The city' first priority is to remove snow from the Core area of the city and Snow Emergency Routes.  Before parking in these areas be especially aware of weather conditions, you may not want to park if snow is predicted. NO PARKING in the "Core Area" from midnight to 8AM. The "Core Area" consisting of streets in the downtown area. After the Core Area is cleared of snow, the other city streets will be cleared.
  2. The city's second priority is to remove snow from residential streets not in the core area or on snow emergency routes. 
    • No parking will be allowed from midnight to midnight on North-South streets or courts entering off of a North-South streets on odd numbered calendar days.
    • No parking will be allowed from midnight to midnight on East-West streets and courts entering off of an East-West streets on even numbered calendar days.
    • No parking is allowed during a snow alert until snow is cleared from curb to curb on that particular street.
    • Ticketing will be enforced.
During the winter months the above-mentioned procedures are scrolled on TV Channel 6. Brochures are also available at City Hall, 239 Wisconsin Ave SW. You may also call 353-8501 for Snow Removal Updates.

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