Snow Removal Reminders

When inclement winter weather hits, the Sandy City Public Works Department is hard at work clearing more than 891 lane miles of streets for safer travel. Our priority is to make all main roads passable for schools, hospitals, and fire stations. As long as the snow continues to fall, the city’s first goal is to keep the main roads clear. In such instances, it is unlikely that residential roads will be reached immediately because main roads must be repeatedly plowed. Depending on the storm, it could be 12-18 hours after a storm ends before a plow enters your neighborhood.

After the main roads are cleared, we are able to move to residential streets depending on the size of the storm and the amount of snowfall. When residential streets are cleared, the plows will then work on cul-de-sacs and dead-ends.

During snow removal operations, each Sandy City resident plays a role in helping to keep roads and sidewalks free of snow and ice. Listed below are reminders for all residents:

The following actions are not allowed:

  • Blowing or pushing snow into any city street.
  • Parking on city streets during a snow storm or during the 24 hours after the end of the storm. (Police officers are authorized to cite residents if they are not in compliance with any ordinance).

Homeowner Responsibilities:

  • Removing the snow in front of your mailbox once plows have been through the neighborhood.
  • Clearing snow from sidewalks in front of their homes within 24 hours of a storm. (If possible, please assist elderly or infirm neighbors)
  • Removing the snow from around a fire hydrant. If there is a fire hydrant in front of a resident’s home, they must clear it of all snow.
  • Clearing snow from driveway approaches. Snow accumulated on the plow blade has no place to go but in the right-of-way, which includes driveway approaches. The City possesses neither the personnel nor equipment to clear thousands of driveway approaches within the City. Help your neighbors.

For questions regarding snow removal, please call:

  • Streets - Public Works 801-568-2999
  • Private Sidewalks - Code Enforcement 801-568-7254
  • Parking Issues - Police Dispatch 801-799-3000
  • City buildings, trails and parking lots - Parks and Recreation 801-568-2900