Winter Parking Policy & Snow Removal ProtocolOverview

The following snow removal protocol and winter parking policy is in effect in Riverton City:

  • No vehicles may be parked on city streets during a snow storm or where snow has accumulated between Nov. 1 and March 1. (See ordinance 10.10.050.)
  • Major roadways, high-traffic areas, and school zones are prioritized in snow removal efforts as a matter of public safety.
  • Minor roads and cul-de-sacs are cleared if 4 inches of snow or more has accumulated once main roadways are clear.

A map identifying major arterial roads, major collector roads, school zones, and snow removal sections can be viewed by clicking here. Snow removal problems may be reported online at rivertonutah.gov/report.

Snow Plowing Standard Operating Plan

No vehicles may be parked on city streets during snow events. Vehicles parked on city streets during snow events hinder snow clearing efforts, are at risk of being damaged, and may be towed or ticketed.

1) Salt and plow all major roads and school zones as needed.
2) Salt and plow all secondary roads as needed.
3) Inspect major intersections with stop signs and salt and plow as needed.

2. Between 2” and 4” of snow

1) Salt and plow all major roads and school zones.
2) Salt and plow all secondary roads and stop sign areas.
3) Salt and plow city facilities.
4) Salt and plow city-maintained sidewalks.

3. Over 4” inches of snow

1) Salt and plow all major roads and school zones.
2) Salt and plow all secondary roads and stop sign areas.
3) Salt and plow all minor roads stub streets and cul-de-sacs.
4) Salt and plow city facilities.
5) Salt and plow city-maintained sidewalks.
6) 12-hour shifts will start, until all roads are cleared.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are school zones and school walking routes cleared of snow?

What about snow removal at my HOA or planned community?

What do I do if snow hasn't been removed from my street?

What if a fire hydrant, mailbox or driveway is blocked by snow?

Who removes snow from sidewalks?

Why can't vehicles be parked on the street during a snow storm?

Why does my cul-de-sac never get cleared?

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