In order for the City to provide effective and efficient service during the winter months, the following policies have been established:
General PoliciesThe City of Wayne attempts to plow all streets within 12 hours of a two-inch snow fall. Business and residential streets are cleared first and alleys last. If it continues to snow, crews may be required to stay on the emergency routes until the snowfall stops. Ice control is performed whenever necessary (as per procedures).
Plow drivers push snow as close to the curb as possible (using the parking as storage for the snow), thus rolling snow into the end of driveways. Residents should not clear the end of driveways until the entire street has been plowed. Plow drivers do not clear snow from driveways. In some areas, sidewalks are close enough to the curb line and even though drivers make every effort to avoid plowing snow onto them, it occasionally happens. Plow drivers do not clear sidewalks.
City-wide snow emergency parking restrictions will be implemented when snow conditions warrant. Announcements will be made on KTCH (radio station) as well as in the newspaper and on the city's website regarding parking on City streets (Ord. 78-284). Emergency parking restrictions are implemented only during major snow storms. Call (402) 375-1300 for more information.
Downtown Snow RemovalThere is no parking in the downtown business areas from 3 a.m to 6:30 a.m.. During downtown snow removal operations there is no parking in these locations.
Depositing Snow on Public PropertyIt is unlawful to remove snow and/or ice from private premises and to deposit the same upon any public street, alley or other public property within the City limits. People found guilty of depositing snow and/or ice in the street or alley may be punished by a fine up to $500 (Ord. 78-237). Pushing snow into the street or alley not only creates a hazard for motorists, but seriously hampers snow removal operations.
Driveway or sidewalk snow shall not be blown or shoveled into the public streets.
In the Central Business District, where there is no snow storage, sidewalk snow may be placed in the street not less than one (1') foot from the curb. Please clean these sidewalks as soon as possible after a snowfall.
SidewalksCity Code requires owners or tenants of property adjacent to a public sidewalk to clear the sidewalk within 24 hours after Public Works crews have cleared the adjacent street (Ord. 70-44). If you wish to report an unshoveled sidewalk, call the Wayne Police Department at 402-375-2626.
Common CourtesyOnce the snow plow has made one pass on your street, move your vehicle so all sections can be curbed, and driveways filled fewer times.
Towed VehiclesAny car parked on a public street when snow is being removed by the Public Works Department is subjected to being towed. If your car is towed during a snow storm, please contact the Wayne Police Department at 402-375-2626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out of TownIf you are going to be out of town during the winter, please make prior arrangements to have your snow removed.