Snow and Ice Removal
The City of Wyoming is responsible for plowing all dedicated streets. During heavy snowfalls, crews will salt and plow continuously beginning with primary streets and proceeding to secondary streets. Our goal is to maintain major thoroughfares free and clear for services such as police, ambulances, fire trucks, and other emergency equipment. If the major arteries are not passable, these services can not get out to any residents. The Public Works Department coordinates the snow removal with emergency service vehicles to ensure that they can safely reach your residence.
You can help the crews by parking your car off the street whenever possible during snowfalls so streets can be plowed and treated more efficiently. When cars are parked on the street, it is impossible to plow more than one lane. This is especially necessary in cul-de-sacs. Full clearing of the streets in these areas is impossible due to the limited maneuvering ability.
The City receives many calls each year from angry residents because the snow is plowed from the street and is redeposited in front of private driveways. Plow operators have very little discretion as to where the snow can go. They do not plow your driveway in on purpose. The snowplows are on fixed angles and the ability to change direction is very limited. The City also asks that residents do not shovel snow from your private driveway onto a public street.
Should you have any questions, contact Public Works Director, Terry Huxel at 513.821.3505 or send him an email.