Winter Street Maintenance

Snow Removal - Proposed Ordinance Changes

The City is proposing changes to the City Code regarding sidewalk snow removal, to clarify that snow removal on sidewalks adjacent to private property is the responsibility of the property owner. The ordinance approval process includes a series of three City Council Meetings to approve proposed changes:
First Meeting to discuss changes: August 14, 2023
Second Meeting: scheduled for September 11, 2023
Third Meeting: scheduled for October 9, 2023 
City Council Meetings are open to the public. 
You can sign up to receive City Council Meeting agenda updates here.

Do you have questions or concerns regarding snow removal, but can't attend a meeting? 
Contact the Public Works department at 651-450-2570, or email
snow map

  1. Snow Removal
  2. Plow Damage
  3. Parking

Inver Grove Heights is split into eight major plow routes with a total of 150 miles of roadway and 270 cul-de-sacs to maintain. The Streets crew uses four tandem-axle dump trucks and five single-axle dump trucks, one in each of the nine designated routes. Each route has a support vehicle to help clear the snow from intersections and cul-de-sacs, which allows the dump trucks to work continuously.

Depending on the type of winter maintenance event, the crew typically starts between 1 and 4 a.m., with the plowing process typically taking seven to ten hours. Heavier, wetter snowfalls may take longer.

On the second day after a snowfall, main route trucks typically go through the routes a second time to remove remaining snow and take care of slick spots.

Please call the Streets Division 651-450-4309 if you have any questions regarding snow plowing, or submit questions here