City Council Adopts Amendments to Snow Removal Ordinance
City Council's meeting on Tuesday night, January 10th, Ogden's Snow Removal Requirement Ordinance (10-5-21) underwent several amendments after months of discussion and community input. These changes are now in effect, aiming to enhance the efficiency of snow removal operations while keeping our community safe.
Who Owns the Road?
When inquiring about snow removal on a particular road, it helps to first know who owns the road. Please refer to the City Roads & State Roads map to determine if it is a state road, city road or a private road you are inquiring about.
Snow Removal on City Streets
Ogden City crews will clear snow from priority roads first. Priority roads include those around hospitals, schools, and City-maintained heavily traveled roads. Intersections are the next priority, then slick hills and dangerous curves. When those are cleared, side streets are completed. We try to have all roads cleared within 15 hours unless the storm is prolonged. Then, priority roads take precedence and other streets (residential and dead-end streets) will be cleared when conditions allow.
Garbage Cans on Street
On garbage day, cans should be removed from the road after being emptied as soon as possible.
Salting starts when two inches of snow accumulates on the street, or in areas with steep streets, just before a major storm arrives. Salt is generally applied only on hills and at intersections. Snow plowing starts when four or more inches of snow accumulates on streets.
Snow Removal on Sidewalks
Citizens are responsible for snow removal on sidewalks and approaches.