Plymouth Changes Snow Emergency Policy
The City of Plymouth has made changes to their snow emergency policy. The changes include reducing the snowfall threshold for a snow emergency and fine tuning how cul-de-sacs are cleared.
Beginning this season, a snowfall of two inches or more will trigger a snow emergency. When a snow emergency is declared, all city streets are plowed curb-to-curb. The previous threshold to declare a snow emergency was 2 1/2 inches or more.
The city has adjusted routes and staffing to shave off an hour of the time it takes to complete a citywide plow. The goal is for crews to have streets and cul-de-sacs cleared within nine hours after snow stops falling. The city examined ways to improve clearing snow in cul-de-sacs and will increase the number of contracted plow drivers clearing cul-de-sacs.