The goal of our snow removal program is to provide effective snow and ice control on our streets keeping in mind safety, budget, personnel, and environmental concerns. With residents and city employees working together, we can maximize safety and minimize hazards during the snowy winter months.
The City of Coon Rapids receives an average of 54 inches of snow a year. The snow removal crews generally plow an average of 10 times per year. During a snow emergency, the snowplow crews plow 200 miles of streets including over 400 cul-de-sacs.
An ice control mix is used on steep grades, high volume intersections and curves when hazardous conditions occur. Ice control treatments are used with consideration to need, effectiveness, cost, and environmental concerns. The ice control mix is a natural cornstarch based material combined with salt. It is less corrosive and more enviromentally friendly than other commonly used ice control mixes.
Streets Division crews also remove snow from bridges, medians, and other confined locations when snow accumulates excessively in those areas and is also responsible for clearing snow from city sidewalks once all roadways are cleared.