Snow Removal Plan

The Cty of Williams snow removal plan as adopted by the City Council is structured to open most city streets within seven (7) hours after a major storm. The clearing of streets is based on the following schedule of priorities:

1. All emergency routes to include: hospital, ambulance service, fire stations, and police department. This includes main thoroughfares through town.

2. Downtown streets, side streets located in the main part of town, residential streets and school bus routes.

3. Outlying areas to include such places as Echo Canyon, Country Club Drive, South Road and other major collector streets.

4. Airport Facilities

In order to clear the streets in accordance with the above priorities, Public Works will follow the plan of action below:

1. As soon as snow begins to fall, Public Works will monitor the accumulation and employees will be put on alert.

2. When a three inch (3") accumulation is predicted the snow removal plan is put into operation.

3. All snow removal vehicles will go into operation from the City Shop. Each piece of equipment will proceed on an assigned route.

4. As soon as all streets are open, snow removal equipment will return to shop for servicing as needed.

5. All equipment will stay in service as long as snow continues to fall.

6. When the snow stops and roads are open cinder trucks will begin their assigned routes.

Public Responsibilty

Per the City of Williams Ordinance 626, the public is responsible for the following during snow storms:


Article 8-7.07 No person shall park or be permitted to park any vehicle on any public street, boulevard or alley during snow removal.

Article 8-7.08 If a vehicle is parked in violation of this code the Police Department is authorize to remove the vehicle, or cause it to be removed at the expense of the person owning or controlling such vehicle.

Snow & Ice Removal From Sidewalks:

Article 8-7.02 Every person in charge of any building or lot of land fronting or abutting on a paved sidewalk shall remove and clear away, or cause to be removed and cleared away, snow and ice from a path of at least 36" in width. Snow and ice shall be removed from sidewalks in all business districts in the City within 24 hours after the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain. Snow and ice shall be so removed from all other sidewalks within the same day of the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain within the first 6 hours of daylight after the cessation of any such fall, whichever period is longer. If snow and ice on sidewalk has become so hard that it cannot be removed without damaging the sidewalk, sand or other abrasive must be put on the sidewalk to make travel possible. As soon as possible a path must be cleared.

Failure to Perform:

Article 8-7.06 In the event of the failure of any person to perform the requirements stated above, the Public Works Director may cause such work to be done by the City and the responsible person shall be charged the cost of the work plus a 10% charge.

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