Snow Removal Policy
The Street Department has a strict Snow Removal and Ice Control Policy which allows no deviations. The following program will explain the Policy and how it affects you as a Citizen.
Emergency Snow Routes and Ordinance Phases
Emergency Snow Route Map
Snow Removal Questions and Concerns
Winter Weather Tips
Snow Removal Program
The snow removal program in St Joseph was designed to serve all of it’s Citizens as a whole, as well as the Traveling Public, who are just passing through St Joseph. The Program is set up with a system of routes which aids in traffic control and eventually serves every street in St Joseph.
De-icing Routes are used
during snow storms with less than 2 inches of snow and for ice storms.
It takes approximately 12 to 14 hours to de-ice all streets in St
Joseph. This timing depends on the duration of the storm. In other
words a storm that dwindles for 14 hours may require a second application
of salt on Emergency Routes. This will delay all other routes.
For de-icing operations Street Department Crews use the routes listed below: