Snow Removal

January 8, 2018

CMG will begin to re-plow some of the residential streets that may need some touch up.  CMG will again check areas 4, 3, 2, 1, 6 and 5.  Their work will start Monday, January 8, at 7:30 am.

January 4, 2018

We were just notified by the contractor that sometime after midnight they will be trying to move into area 5.  Area 5 is downtown and north side.  Please remember it helps the contractor when cars are moved off the street.  Also keep in mind if you have elderly neighbors they sure appreciate any help you can give them with driveways or sidewalks.

January 3, 2018

Snow plowing is still happening in the Heights.  Last notification we had from the contractor that has been completed is North of Wicks and East of Lake Elmo.  There is still a lot of residential streets to be plowed in the Heights.  They are doing the best they can and we are trying the best we can to update.

January 2, 2018

Update on residential plowing.  Contractor is still working in area 6.  Area 6 is the Heights.  Very large area so it is taking awhile.  More detailed information coming soon.

January 1, 2018

Update on residential plowing.  Contractor is continuing in area 1.  They should wrap up later tonight and then will move on to area 6.  Area 6 is the heights.  Please remember it helps the contractor when cars are moved off the street.  Also please keep in mind if you have elderly neighbors they sure appreciate any help you can give them with driveways or sidewalk.  Everyone stay safe and warm.

December 31, 2017

Residential plowing by contractor is still happening in area 2.  At this time they are anticipating moving into area 1 sometime after midnight.  Area 1 is all streets north of Poly drive and streets west that are in the city limits.  This will include the subdivisions such as copperridge, ironwood, Yellowstone country club etc.  Please be patient in waiting for the contractor to arrive.  This is their first time and there are a lot of residential streets.  It helps the contractor maneuver the large equipment when cars are moved off the streets.  Once again thank you for your patience.

December 30, 2017

Residential contractor plowing is still being done in area 3.  They are hoping to move to area 2 which is above Broadwater sometime after midnight.  This process is taking awhile so please be patient.  Once again if you can move cars off the streets this does help.  Will continue to update when we receive information.

December 29, 2107

Just to keep everyone updated the contractor has now finished the first area and is moving on to the next area which is area 3.  They will be starting from zoo drive and working in.  As soon as we know more we will keep you posted.  Remember moving cars off the road helps the contractor do a smoother job.  Everyone keep safe.  Thanks for your cooperation.

December 28, 2017

Good afternoon Billings!  The National Weather Service is predicting between 12” to 14” of total snow fall in this storm.  The following is the plan for this snow storm:

 Arterial and Collector Streets
• Today City crews will continue to pick up previously plowed snow in the Heights and on Monad.
• It is anticipated that City crews will start plowing at midnight tonight (Thursday)....
• City crews will work two - 12 hour shifts plowing arterials and collectors.  See attached maps Snow Routes A and B.  One half of the crew will work each shift.
• Once these streets are plowed, City crews will begin picking up snow and begin sanding operations. 

 Residential/Local Streets
• CMG will begin plowing these streets at approximately 8:00 a.m. Friday morning, December 29th.
• CMG will use 6 graders and plow the snow to the sides of the roads.  They will not pick up the snow.
• The City has been split into 6 areas (see attached Residential Plow Map 1).  
• CMG will begin with area 4, then 3 followed by areas 2, 1, 6 and 5.
• CMG will work two - 12 hour shifts once they begin plowing.
• The 6 graders will work together completing one area before proceeding to the next area.
• The graders area equipped with snow gates which will cut down on the amount of snow in front of driveways and mail boxes, but the gates will not eliminate the snow deposited in those areas.
• It is anticipated that it will take a minimum of 12 hours per area and probably longer.
• City staff will evaluate the need to return to the previously plowed areas once all 6 areas have been plowed once.

 We encourage everyone to remove their cars from the streets in these areas which will greatly help with plowing efforts!!  Thanks for your help.

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