Snow Removal Information

Snow Plowing and Street Sanding

Streets will be plowed or sanded after accumulations of 3" or more of snow, drifting that causes problems for travel, or icy conditions that seriously affect travel. Please attempt to park vehicles off the roadways during snow events so that the streets may be more efficiently plowed. 

Streets will be sanded in this order:

  1. Intersections with traffic controls such as stop signs and signal lights.
  2. Hills and curves.  (Generally, only controlled intersections and hill areas will be sanded due to limited resources.)

Parking Restrictions

The downtown business district is under year-round calendar parking restrictions.  No parking is allowed on the north-south streets from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.  No parking is allowed on the east-west streets from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday.

Residential parking restrictions are under effect upon the declaration of a snow emergency by the City of Crookston. Residents will be notified by KROX radio, cable TV Channel 3, and the City's instant alert system. The notification will inform residents the hours of the restriction and which side of the street parking will be restricted. Residents are encouraged to sign up for the instant alert system at City Hall. The instant alert system notifies participants by any or all of the following methods: email, text message, and phone voice message

Sidewalk Snow Removal

Keep a critical part of Crookston's transportation system moving.  City Ordinance requires that snow and ice be removed from sidewalks within forty-eight (48) hours after snowfall ceases. If snow and ice are not removed as provided, it may be removed by authorized City personnel and the costs for snow removal, along with an administration fee, will be assessed against the property.

Please remember that it is against City Ordinance to deposit snow from private property or vacant lots onto the street.

Help Your Neighbors

Help your elderly neighbors and neighbors with disabilities with snow and ice removal. Clear snow build up at corners and around fire hydrants. When you go out of town, arrange for the shoveling of your walk and moving of your vehicles during snowfalls.

Rental Property Owners/Tenants

If you own rental property, please take appropriate measures to ensure snow and ice are being cleared from the sidewalk by assigning a resident manager or retaining a snow removal contractor. If you are a tenant, please check with the property owner to assure proper snow removal arrangements have been made.

If you have questions concerning garbage, recycling or snow removal, contact the Public Works Department at (218) 281-5711.