The city of Ponca City explains snow clearing method

Ponca City Now - December 5, 2013 6:55 am

Winter has arrived.

Ponca City could be seeing a few inches of snow depending on what Mother Nature decides.

City Manager, Craig Stephenson told me the city follows guidelines for street clearings.

“We do follow a set of priorities, and those priorities are major arterioles first, then we will do some secondary arterioles, business district and the schools," Stephenson said. "Those priorities move somewhat depending on what is occurring. If they are going to have school and it’s an opportunity we think we can get the school routes open, we’ll make sure the schools are clean and ready to go.”

The attached map shows what areas are in each arterioles.

Stephenson said the city doesn’t clear residential streets because they don’t have the resources to do so.

Residents are responsible for clearing their driveways and sidewalks, and are not allowed to pile the snow in the road.

The parks and recreation department will be working on clearing areas such as City Hall and the library.

And Oklahoma Department of Transportation is also responsible for clearing parts of Ponca City.

 

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