Salt Lake City



Snow Removal Information & Facts

Snow Program Facts

  • 90 employees split into 2 crews on standby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for snow and ice control
  • Responsible for performing snow and ice control on 1,850 lane miles of Salt Lake City roadway
  • Approximately 16,000-20,000 tons of salt used per year
  • Snow fleet consist of 45 large plow and salt spreader trucks
  • Streets performs snow and ice control based on pre-established priority routes
  • Streets continuously works with the State of Utah Department of Transportation to perform snow and ice control on state roads
  • Streets performs snow and ice control on 7.78 miles of viaduct sidewalks
  • Streets performs snow and ice control for City bike lanes and protected bike lanes
  • The Streets Response Team provides after hour weather and roadway monitoring.  They’re responsible for immediate salting and plowing of high priority areas, i.e. viaducts and hospital routes as snow crews are called out
  • Our program holds itself to a high service level standard of resolving snow and ice events within a 30 hour time period after a snow event

2020-2021 Winter Snow Information

  • 32,343 lane miles of City streets plowed and salted

About Our Snow Crews

The Salt Lake City Snow Crews are dedicated to clearing the streets of snow and ice. They work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nonstop during a storm or ice event to ensure the safety of the traveling public, to provide access to businesses so that commerce is as uninterrupted as possible, to open emergency routes to hospitals and fire stations, to help school buses arrive safely on time, to allow access to parking meters, to allow refuse collection services to continue, and to allow all of us the freedom to accomplish many other daily activities.

Winter months in Utah bring great opportunities for recreational activities and beautiful vistas. It also brings many challenges and frustrations with snow covered streets, windrows at the end of driveways, and shoveling to be done. The snow fighters do their best, but they are asking for your help so they can better serve you.  To see how you can help click here.