The City of Rogers begins plowing when snowfall reaches 2 inches, or when roadway conditions warrant a response by Public Works. Equipment dispatch is dependent upon timing and intensity, weather forecast, personnel and equipment availability, and street priority classification. Trails and sidewalks within arterial and collector streets, and those within school walking zones, are the City’s main priority to plow within a 24-hour period. Due to environmental concerns, sand/salt will be limited to steep grades, high volume intersections, school crossings, and icy patches on priority routes.
Residents are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours. Although primary responsibility lies with the resident, the City will assist as time and equipment allows. Priority walks, such as those leading to schools, will be cleared first.
The City of Rogers would like to remind residents that there is NO parking allowed on any City street from November 1 to March 31 between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Vehicles found parked at these times, will be issued a citation and may be towed.
Private Property Snow Removal:
The City of Rogers reminds property owners that Minnesota Statute 160.2715 prohibits shoveling, blowing or placing snow or ice onto public streets and highways. Any violation of this is illegal, is punishable as a misdemeanor, creates unsafe driving conditions and increases the cost of snow removal.
Items which are properly installed and allowed by ordinance will be considered for repair/replacement only if physically struck by a plow blade, wing, or other piece of plow equipment. Trees, shrubbery, landscaping, irrigation, and other items located within right-of-way will not be considered for compensation.
Recycling Bins, Garbage Bins, Basketball Hoops and Other Obstructions:
Place all recycling bins, garbage bins, basketball hoops, and all other obstructions at least 5' into the driveway to lessen the possibility of damage or tipping during snowplowing operations. If plow operators need to stop and move these items off of the street while snowplowing it increases the time and costs of snow removal.
Mail and paper boxes must be mounted a minimum of 46 inches above street level. Properly installed mailboxes will not be considered for repair or replacement only if physically struck by snow plow equipment. Installations damaged by snow or ice coming from the plow blade will not be repaired or replaced. The City, the Fire Department, and Post Office are requesting you help keep the area around your mailbox clear of snow. This will enable the postal carriers to deliver your mail without delay.
When streets and sidewalks are covered with snow, it is almost impossible to determine the edge of the road or sidewalk.
Allow ample room between your vehicle and snow removal equipment, and always assume the driver cannot see you. Do not pass until the plow has reached a safe clear area and never pass on the right side of the snowplow. Always assume that intersections, curves, bridges, and hills are slippery and drive according to road conditions.
Discourage children from building snow forts at the street edge, or sliding from snow banks onto the roadway. Instruct children that snow removal vehicles are dangerous, and they should move away from the road until it has been cleared and the vehicle has moved from the vicinity.
Snow Removal From Around Fire Hydrants:
During your snow removal efforts this winter season keep fire hydrants free from obstruction of snow and keep your house numbers readily visible. As you shovel or push snow off your driveways and sidewalks, take time to clear the snow from around fire hydrants (three-foot radius). During a fire, seconds count. The extra minute removing snow from around fire hydrants my save your neighbor’s home or yours.