Plow Routes & Sequencing

General Sequence


There are City streets, public sidewalks, public parking lots, and ice rinks under the City's jurisdiction, which are affected by the Snow and Ice Control policy. The following is a general sequence of operations:
  • All City streets will be assigned to a route.
  • Ice rinks shall also be cleared after street routes have been completed and in most cases after the snowfall has ended.
  • In cases of severe storms, ice rinks may not be cleared until the next morning following the end of the storm.

Routes


The Public Works Supervisor has the responsibility of determining plow routes and sequencing of operations. The Supervisor shall retain latitude to adjust sequencing or route assignments based on storm conditions, equipment and personnel availability and/or other conditions warranting changes.


Streets


The City is divided into 15 dump truck routes which remove snow from streets and perform salting and anti-icing operations.

Sidewalks & Trails


Blaine's 93 miles of sidewalks and 70 miles of trails are broken into 5 to 7 routes. Priority is given to school routes followed by neighborhood sidewalks and trails.


Cul-De-Sacs


Blaine has approximately 350 cul-de-sacs which are divided into 11 routes.


Priority Locations


Priority locations include, but are not limited to:
  • City Hall complex
  • Fire stations
  • Public Works facility
  • Senior Center