Snow & Ice Control Policy

Review the entire Snow and Ice Control Policy (PDF).

The City of Carver believes it is in the best interest of the residents of the City to assume basic responsibility for control of snow and ice on City streets. Reasonable snow and ice control is necessary for routine travel and emergency services. The City will provide such control in a safe and cost effective manner, keeping in mind safety, budget, personnel, and environmental concerns. The City will use City employees, equipment, and/or private contractors to provide this service.

A. First Priority will be plowed first. These are emergency routes and/or collectors, which are higher volume streets that connect major sections of the City and provide access for emergency, fire, police and medical services. Roads with steep grades are also classified as first priority. 

B. Second Priority streets, providing access to schools and commercial businesses will be plowed second, simultaneously consideration will be made for Carver Station arrivals and departures, as well as walk zone trails for Carver Elementary before and after school. 

C. Third Priority all lower volume residential streets, alleys and City parking lots will be plowed next. Once the snow event has ended, snow removal from the remaining trails will begin; 

D. Fourth Priority cul-de-sac cleanup will commence. 

Snow pile removal from downtown Carver, on Broadway Street, from 6th Street to Main Street; will usually take place in the early morning hours the day after a snow event, excluding holidays and weekends, for the safety of the operators with minimal disturbance to traffic and businesses. 

Snow shall be plowed in a manner so as to minimize traffic obstructions. The center of the roadway will be plowed first. The snow shall then be pushed from left to right with the discharge going onto the boulevard area of the right-of-way. Depending on snowfall conditions and duration of the storm, cleanup operations can widely fluctuate.