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Snow Removal Policy

12/28/2022

NOTICE

SNOW REMOVAL POLICY

CITY OF HARRIS

 

With the start of another Minnesota winter, come the concerns about access to work, school and business.  The safety and convenience of the traveling public is a main concern of the City of Harris.  The goal of the city is to have all roads possible within a reasonable amount of the time after a snowfall has stopped.  The city does not assure a completely base road.  Users of the road system are limited to exercise caution and drive with care.

 

SNOW REMOVAL PROCEDURES

 

  1. Dispatching of Snowplow
    1. The city will usually not dispatch the snowplow until after the snowfall has stopped. During extended periods of snowfall, exceptions may be made.  The snowplow will not be sent out in situations that may be hazardous due to restricted visibility.
    2. If snowfall stops during regular working hours, the plow may be dispatched at that time. If the snowfall stops during the night or early morning hours, the plow will be dispatched as soon as possible.  Weekend plowing will be handled in a similar fashion.

 

  1. Operations
    1. Generally, the cleaning of roads will consist of three phases; making the roads passable, widening and cleaning up. Dependent on the situation, more than one phase may be accomplished at one time.

 

  1. Personal Properties
    1. Mailboxes and fences damaged during snow removal will be evaluated case by case. Only those mailboxes and fences that were properly located and installed and which were damaged by actual contact with city equipment will be repaired at city expense.
    2. City residents are reminded that it is unlawful to plow snow from driveways onto or across public roads. Piles of snow left on or near the road can freeze into a solid mass creating a hazardous situation for vehicles and snowplows.  Accidents and damages caused by snow piles placed in the roadway may result in liability to the property owner.  Piles of snow increase the chances of drifting snow onto the roadway.
    3. The city residents are reminded to remove parked vehicles from city roads to assist in snow removal.
    4. The city vehicles will not attempt to remove stuck vehicles from ditches, snow banks or any other impediment.
    5. No plowing of private property will be allowed.

 

  1. Information
    1. For further information contact the Harris City Hall at 651-674-7546.

 

City of Harris—WINTER PARKING BAN IN EFFECT

No Parking on any Street 1:00 am – 7:00 pm

No Parking anytime when snow exceeds three (3) inches until streets is cleared.  Violators will be towed.