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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Updated Snow Removal Schedule

Idaho Falls Public Works Snow Removal

*MEDIA PARTNERS:  Please emphasize the updated snow removal schedule, particularly Zone A, in your notices. Thank you! We appreciate your ongoing efforts to keep our community informed. 

PARKING RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN PLACE

Snow removal efforts are still underway from the last snowfall as crews prepare and plan for more snow over the next couple of days. 

Parking restrictions remain in place for all City of Idaho Falls roadways until a notice is issued lifting the restrictions. Please move vehicles off roadways to avoid ticketing/towing. 

An updated plowing schedule is outlined below and is specifically important for those living in and around the numbered streets (Zone A).

“Snow removal operations are inconvenient for many but have the greatest impact on those with properties on older, narrow, one-way roads with limited parking,” states Public Information Officer Kerry Hammon. “While we currently do not have the capability to give all property owners exact dates and times for plowing, we can provide a timeframe for Zone A and downtown to help ease some of that burden.”

UPDATED SNOW REMOVAL SCHEDULE

ZONE B

Zone B is currently being plowed and will continue to be plowed until completion.  Zone B is the majority of the city and is colored yellow on the ZONE MAP.  

DOWNTOWN

Downtown will be plowed during the early morning hours of December 19 from midnight to 7 a.m. to minimize the impact on businesses. Downtown is colored gray on the ZONE MAP

ZONE A  

Zone A is a relatively small area located in the center of the city and is colored green on the ZONE MAP.  Zone A will be plowed over a two day period:

  • North and south streets on Sunday, December 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • East and west streets on Monday, December 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Photo: Idaho Falls Public Works has hydraulically powered gates that fit onto the ends of graders. The gates keep snow from spilling onto the curb as the blade pushes mounds along the street. Equipment operators lower the gates to protect the entrances and exits to driveways. The operators plow approximately 17,000 residential driveway approaches. 

Media Contact:  Kerry Hammon, Public Information Officer, (208) 612-8122 or khammon@idahofallsidaho.gov

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