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Operations to remove snow from Bismarck started



Bismarck, North Dakota – The Roads and Highways Department of Bismarck is getting ready to clear any necessary paths because heavy snowfall has returned, along with an alarming amount of blowing and drifting snow. To help them in their efforts to warm up our neighborhoods, residents can do a lot of things.

Emergency routes are currently the top objectives for crews as they shovel both major arterial streets and emergency routes. Municipal workers and emergency management are already collaborating.

The Department of Public Works wants to warn drivers to drive cautiously despite the fact that municipal employees will continue to spread sand on public streets to fight the slick conditions. One important thing to keep in mind is to slow down and provide more room between cars so that you can respond to unforeseen movements and brake safely.

It’s vital to keep in mind that while the city is doing everything it can to remove snow, there are things that residents can (and must) do to assist prevent winter storms. Because it’s crucial to make sure that the fire hydrants in your community can be reached in an emergency, Bismarck is urging residents to “adopt” hydrants in their neighborhood by trying to clear space 6 inches below all hydrant tops and 3–4 feet surrounding the general area.

Drivers must also relocate their cars off the roads to help with snow removal efforts and keep them there until the snow plows have cleared the area.

The Public Works division would also want to remind people that it is the landowner’s duty to remove all snow from surrounding dumpsters on their property. Snow in and around the container must be cleared in order to ensure that rubbish may be discharged securely. In order to hook up the container to disposal trucks, trash collection staff must be able to transfer it at least seven feet away from where it is scheduled to be emptied.

A person is not permitted to move, dump, or deposit snow and ice that has been collected on private property into any public street, right-of-way, or alley, according to City Ordinance 10-03-04. If you are discovered doing it, you could be hit with a fine of up to $1,000.