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Sandpoint snow removal planning well underway

| January 5, 2022 7:27 PM

SANDPOINT — With well over a foot of snow on the ground and significantly more on the way in the next 48 hours, the city of Sandpoint’s snow removal plan is well underway.

City crews are plowing streets 24-hours a day, Sandpoint City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton said in a press release. The city’s full snow removal plan and priority street routes is available on its website at Regular snow removal updates are provided on the City’s website and through the Engage Sandpoint mobile app which can be downloaded in the Playstore for android devices or the Apple Store.

Sandpoint experiences approximately 30 days of winter weather and its annual average snowfall is 58 inches, Stapleton said. An effective response to winter weather conditions requires a collaboration between the city and its citizens.

Citizen responsibilities include:

  • Parking on the even address side of the street, unless posted otherwise
  • Moving vehicles on the street at least once in 24 hours
  • Moving recreational vehicles, basketball hoops, boats and trailers of the streets,
  • Keeping sidewalks, ADA ramps, mailboxes and fire hydrants clear of snow
  • Avoiding trash containers in the street – use the driveway as an alternative
  • Avoiding shoveling or blowing snow onto streets

The current snow accumulations have led to narrowed streets and buried fire hydrants and citizen assistance is needed. Vehicles that have not been moved within 24 hours will be ticketed and ongoing violations will result in towing and impound. Tickets may also be issued for vehicles not parked on the even address side of the street.

Citizens with questions or concerns about snow removal are invited to contact the city’s snow hotline at 208-920-SNOW.