The snow removal effort is often hindered by vehicles parked on the street. If possible, please move your vehicles off the street whenever there is a storm prediction.
When we begin the snow removal process, the first thing we will do is get the streets open to traffic. After that is finished, the blades will come back and clean out the areas from curb to curb and clean up the wind rows, etc. Two blades will then be dispatched to the main collector's routes. At the same time, one blade and one plow will be dispatched to the residential sections of the City to start the removal of snow.
It is the goal of the Sturgis Public Works Department to provide the safest driving surfaces possible, using the resources that we have available. In the event of a major winter storm private contractors may be hired by the City to assist with snow removal. Private contractors are required to meet minimum specifications and are selected through a pre-screening application process. Contractors working specifically for the City will have their equipment clearly marked for identification purposes.
If you have an emergency situation and are not able to get through on your street, call 911. If you would like to get updated information on the snow removal progress, call the Public Works Department at 347-3916.