The City of Burnsville maintains over 225 miles of streets. All departments, including streets, utilities, parks, fleet and forestry take part in the snow removal and de-icing process during the winter months.
On average, the City of Burnsville receives 48” of snow per year, resulting in crews plowing anywhere from 15-25 times per year, depending on snowfall amounts and totals.
There are 18 full plow routes maintained with equally as many pieces of heavy equipment, including but not limited to:
Streets are plowed and de-iced in the following priority:
In order to fulfill our duties during a full plow event, crews will usually begin plowing around 3:00 am, dependent on snowfall amounts, and timing of the storm. We rely on the public to comply with city policies, such as:
Snow Removal of Sidewalks and Parking Lots
Along with over 225 miles of streets to maintain, there are over 25 public parking lots, 120 miles of public sidewalks, and 20 miles of park paths that require snow removal services. Contractors assist the city in removing snow from public sidewalks when snowfall amounts exceed 2 inches. This does, however, depend on time, temperature, and future weather forecasts.
Along with our city staff, school district representatives, and other relevant personnel, we review these routes annually to prioritize them in the importance in which is necessary. School access, bus route access, church access, are all taken into consideration when developing or changing sidewalk priorities.
Sidewalk snow removal will begin on the same day as street plowing. If winter conditions become too severe to continue sidewalk plowing, only the high priority areas will be focused on for access. These walks include sidewalks adjacent to schools. All other walks will be accessible as soon as it is possible for our crews and contractors to safely continue.
Ways to Contact the City: