How does the City determine which streets are cleared first?

Major thoroughfares vital to emergency services are cleared first, followed by secondary thoroughfares. These secondary thoroughfares are streets that are both heavily traveled and provide access to major thoroughfares.  Residential streets are plowed only after the main priority streets have been cleared. The order in which residential streets are plowed is determined by the City's sanitation schedule. Streets on the next scheduled sanitation route will be cleared first.

To keep our snow removal operations as effective and efficient as possible, plows are not permitted to deviate from their assigned routes. Any life-treating situations will be addressed by appropriate emergency services personnel.

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1. What does the City do to prepare for winter weather?
2. How does the City determine which streets are cleared first?
3. What equipment does the City of Burlington have for snow removal?
4. What about the snow pile the City trucks leave at the end of my driveway?
5. Will the City scrape sidewalks?
6. What can I do to help my neighbors?
7. A snowplow hit my mailbox, now what?
8. I live on a cul-de-sace and I haven't been plowed out yet. Why not?