Snow Removal

What To Do When It Snows Resident Reference Guide

When in doubt as to what to do when snow and/or ice blanket Oskaloosa, or you have questions regarding city policy regarding snow and ice removal, refer to the What to Do When It Snows Brochure (PDF)

Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks

All sidewalks must be completely cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours after storms. If walks are not cleared and the City receives a complaint, the City will clear the sidewalk and bill the property owner. Report an uncleared public sidewalk.

Snow Emergency & Snow Routes

When a snow emergency is declared there is no on-street parking until City crews have cleared the roadways. Vehicles left on the street are subject to towing at the owner's expense. Snow emergencies are called by the City Manager's Office when weather and road conditions warrant such a declaration.

Emergency snow routes are designated by signs bearing the insignia of a white snowflake on a blue field. Emergency routes shall be given top priority in clearing accumulated snow. Parking is permitted only after removal of accumulated snow from the entire width of the street.

Damage to Property from Snow Plow

At times it is very difficult for snow plow operators to judge where curbs and other obstacles are located during a snow event. If damage occurs to your yard due to plowing operations, the City will repair the damage in the spring. If damage occurs to your mailbox due to plowing operations, the City will repair/replace your mailbox at a cost not to exceed $35. Call the Street Division at 673-6885 to report damage.