What are the priorities for snow removal on City streets?

Priority Number 1 & 2

Priority 1: The primary objective and first priority of the City of Edwardsville Street Department during a snow event is creating safe passage for first responders. Priority areas include but are not limited to: Emergency routes, primary traffic routes that are maintained by the City, all essential municipal and public facilities, and school zones. Priority Number 2: Serves higher traffic arterial and collector streets not categorized as Priority Number 1.

Priority Number 3 & 4

Priority 3: Residential areas, subdivisions and recreational areas. The City of Edwardsville makes every effort to clear all roads within 24 hours after snow has ceased. Priority Number 4: Cul-de-sacs and alleys are typically cleared last and will be addressed on an as needed basis.

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1. When do you declare a snow emergency?
2. What can residents do to help during a snow emergency?
3. Can I park my car on the street during a snow storm?
4. Where can I get storm updates?
5. If I have a specific request for help or a question about local road conditions who do I call?
6. Should I be driving on City streets during a winter snow storm?
7. How do I get emergency medical or police assistance?
8. Do I have to clear sidewalks around my home or business?
9. What are the priorities for snow removal on City streets?
10. How many miles of streets are located within the city limits of Edwardsville?
11. Why doesn’t the City have more equipment they can use to plow neighborhood streets?
12. Why are front loaders and graders used on residential streets?
13. During major storms, the post office has not been able to deliver mail because residential streets have too much snow. What is the city doing about this?