Plowing ahead of schedule in Sioux Falls neighborhoods.
Crews have moved into Zone 3 earlier than anticipated. Track the plows in real time with city's new alert system.
SIOUX FALLS — Snow plows have made their way off the emergency routes and into neighborhoods, city officials said Thursday, Feb. 23.
The Sioux Falls Public Works Street Division declared the snow alert at noon Wednesday, Feb. 22, with plowing of emergency routes beginning immediately. Zone 3 plowing — the outer circle of the city's plowing map — was scheduled to begin Thursday evening but the storm pushed out of the metro area quicker than expected.
Crews started the neighborhood plowing at 10:30 a.m. All vehicles parked in Zone 3 are subject to ticketing and towing during until the streets have been plowed.
The city also unveiled the Storm Alert Tracker for this storm. The system allows residents to see what streets have been plowed and which ones are underway in near real time. You can use the tracker by clicking here or on the city's mobile app.
Plowing of east/west streets in Zone 2 — the core neighborhoods minus downtown — is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Thursday. Vehicles must be removed from north/south streets until plowing is completed or until 5 a.m. Friday. If plowing is not completed by 5 a.m., city officials say residents can resume street parking, though continued snow removal efforts may hamper street parking availability.
North/south streets will begin to see snow plows at 8 a.m. Friday, and vehicles must be kept out of the street until 5 p.m. or until plowing is complete, whichever comes first.
Plowing in Zone 1 — the downtown area — will begin Sunday. Vehicles parked in Zone 1 will be subject to ticketing and towing between the hours of 1 and 6 a.m.
Residents are asked to check the city’s snow alert website for up-to-date snow information and to sign up for text notifications by texting SNOWALERT to 888777.
Anyone who is unsure what snow zone they are in, or where the zone boundaries are located, should use the city’s online interactive map, which allows anyone to pinpoint their zone by address
Property owners are reminded that the city requires all public sidewalks cleared of ice and snow within 48 hours after completion of each snow or ice accumulation. Sidewalks at intersections or crosswalks shall also be cleared to the street. Violations can be reported to the city’s hotline by calling 978-6900.