Plow Procedure

Full Plow Operations


Full plow operations will begin after 2 or more inches of snow has fallen and the storm begins to taper off. A full plow event requires participation of all departments in Public Works including Streets, Parks and Utilities. Streets, cul-de-sacs, sidewalks, trails and lots will all be plowed at this time.

Start times will very depending on the forecasted storm ending. This is because Blaine doesn't have the ability to plow multiple shifts due to manpower limitations. We strive to be done plowing in 8 hours with a normal snow event but there may be times snow removal will not be done during high traffic times so residents are encouraged to plan accordingly.

Limited Operations


In the event Blaine receives less than 2 inches of snow, limited operations will take place as to not shut down the regular functions related to the Utility and Park Departments. This could range from just the trucks clearing streets to only anti-icing operations. Cul-de-sacs may not be plowed at this time due to the low volume of traffic affected.