Preparing for Snow
The street crews of the Public Works Department work around the clock during snowstorms to provide an extra measure of safety to residents and enable crucial services, such as police and fire, to continue uninterrupted. When a snowstorm hits, two crews work around the clock, 12 hours per shift, to plow 100 lane miles of roadway in Webster Groves. The City is divided into five sections, and the plowing order is to first focus on main streets and special areas (hills and bridges) prior to subdivision streets and dead ends, said Todd Rehg, Director of Public Works. Also, the crews are responsible for clearing the 12 City parking lots. Streets that are maintained by other agencies are Watson Road, I-44, Berry Road, Big Bend Boulevard, and Laclede Station Road.
The City’s snowplows are wide and require adequate room to pass down a residential street. When it is forecast for two inches or more of snow to fall, please remove all vehicles from the street so the snowplows can get through and clear the street from curb to curb. Don’t forget the sidewalks, for safety’s sake. Remember that a City ordinance requires property owners to clear snow from sidewalks fronting or adjoining their properties within 48 hours.