Snow alert issued through Jan. 2 for city of Sioux Falls

Plowing began Thursday night and is expected to continue until the morning of Jan. 2.

Weather Announcement FSA

SIOUX FALLS — A snow alert was issued in the city of Sioux Falls on Thursday night, and city officials are asking residents to move their vehicles for plowing or risk being ticketed or towed.

The Sioux Falls Public Works Street Division declared the snow alert beginning at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, with plowing of emergency routes beginning that night. All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes until they are fully cleared are subject to ticketing and towing.

Once the plowing of emergency snow routes is complete, plowing of all streets in Zone 3 will begin Friday.

Plowing of north/south streets in Zone 2 is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Friday. Vehicles must be removed from north/south streets until plowing is completed or until 5 p.m. Friday. If plowing is not completed by 5 p.m., city officials say residents can resume street parking, though continued snow removal efforts may hamper street parking availability.

East/west streets will begin to see snow plows at 8 p.m. Friday, and vehicles must be kept out of the street until 5 a.m. Saturday or until plowing is complete, whichever comes first.


Plowing in Zone 1 will occur between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2. Vehicles will be prohibited from parking downtown during that period.

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.

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