City of Shawnee

Snow Removal Operations

The City of Shawnee’s snow removal mission is to provide a safe transportation network throughout the City of Shawnee that offers sufficient mobility. It is our objective to clear primary streets and to keep local streets passable. Minimizing costs is a primary concern.

We appreciate your patience while we complete the plowing process. If after snow removal operations are complete you feel your street has been missed, please let us know through our Citizen Service Request system. 

 

Levels of Service Guidelines

As a general policy, the following procedures are followed for snow accumulations. These guidelines will be adjusted by the Snow Manager as necessary for specific responses to a storm.

Primary streets receive different service levels than residential streets. Primary streets often carry higher traffic volumes and should be cleared first so that residential traffic can safely move about once out of their neighborhood.

1" to 2" of snow
Plow primary streets edge of pavement to edge of pavement. Residential street are not plowed, but will be treated for ice.
2" to 4" of snow
Plow primary streets edge of pavement to edge of pavement. Residential street will receive one plow pass in each direction.
4" or more of snow
Plow primary streets edge of pavement to edge of pavement. Residential street will first receive one plow pass in each direction. Once one plow pass has been completed on all residential streets, edge of pavement to edge of pavement residential plowing will begin.