City crews in most circumstances use straight salt on icy areas. We will switch to a salt/sand mixture during extreme cold weather. This does not guarantee ice-free streets, so drive carefully even where salting or sanding is evident. Priority areas receive treatment first, and all other areas are done when time permits. Priority areas include:
All collector street stop sign intersections
All other stop signs
Areas deemed hazardous by city crews or other city officials
Intersections of city streets and county and state roads
Streets with hills and curves
If you notice an area that becomes extremely icy and causes concern, please contact the Street Maintenance Department at 763-427-8254.