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Snow Removal


Snow removal operations begin each day at 5:00am. To help the Public Works crews keep the streets clear of snow, residents are reminded:
  • To keep parked vehicles off roadways and streets while crews are in the area clearing snow from the streets
  • To keep parked vehicles off roadways and streets while crews are in the area clearing snow from the streets
  • It is the responsibility of the individual property owners to clear snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property
  • Snow removed from private property cannot be put on municipal property
Driveways cannot be cleared by operators during regular snow removal operations. Roads are cleared on a priority basis with one travel lane each way with a fixed blade truck that plows to the right only. As a result, snow is pushed to the curb and into driveways.

When road and street widening is done, crews attempt to clear driveways; however, this work depends on the amount of snowfall the availability of staff. A heavy snowfall takes 4-5 days to clear and remove and when other emergencies occur, employees may need to attend to other duties.

The District of Houston provides a service to the infirm and disabled who are physically unable to remove snow from their driveways and who do not have any alternatives.

Residential driveway snow removal services will be provided, within the District's boundaries, in accordance with the following priorities:

  • persons who are infirm or disabled, who are physically unable to remove snow and have no other form of able-bodied assistance within their home
  • persons with short-term medical conditions which prevent them from removing snow and who have no other form of able-bodied assistance within their home (on application and only for the specified term of the application)
Snow Removal Policy
Snow Removal Priority Map
Snowboard Policy
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