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STREET STATUS UPDATE

DATE/TIME WEATHER CREW STATUS
Nov. 20 8:30 a.m. Mild Crews & Equipment on stand-by for weather events, conducting routine maintenance

 

SNOW REMOVAL PLANS

2017/2018 Snow & Ice Control Plan

During inclement weather, the Transportation Division will make every effort to maintain the traffic flow in the City of Redmond to as near normal driving conditions as possible in an expeditious and cost effective manner.

STREET PRIORITY LEVELS

The City is not resourced to remove all of the snow simultaneously from all of the streets necessitating that priorities be established for snow removal and sanding operations. Street priorities are set based on traffic volume, public safety, and access to emergency facilities and schools. General priorities during a storm event are arterials and collectors with special attention to emergency service routes, school bus routes and public transit routes

NOTE - Residents can help with plowing operations by parking their vehicles off the street and removing any other items in the street (trailers, garbage bins) ahead of a predicted weather event.

SIDEWALKS

Many of our neighbors rely on a clear sidewalk to get to and from work or school or to access bus stops. Without a clear route, it becomes quite difficult or dangerous for pedestrians to get where they need to. When a sidewalk has not been cleared of snow or ice, pedestrians may be forced to walk in the road causing a dangerous situation for both the pedestrian and the driver. More Info:

For more information please contact:

Transportation Dept. Road Maintenance - Rob Peters 541.504.2000
or email streets@ci.redmond.or.us

Please Note: Our email is monitored Monday to Friday during business hours. During a major weather event crews are out clearing the streets and will reply to your phone or email messages at their first opportunity to do so.

Or call the Public Works front desk at 541.504.2000 during business hours (8 a.m. –4 p.m. )

The following map highlights the High Priority routes in the event of a snow/ice event.


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For a 8.5 x 11 printable copy of the above map - Click Here

For a comprehensive copy of our approved Snow and Ice Removal Plan - Click Here

Levels of Response

Factors considered when establishing response efforts include snowfall rate and accumulation, moisture content, temperature, time of day, workweek or weekend, wind velocity, and the duration of the storm. Resources will be allocated to provide a cost effective response appropriate to the weather conditions. The majority of operations will consist of sanding with plowing occurring when snow levels reach two inches and accumulating. With all resources deployed, it will take approximately 30 to 40 hours to clear the City’s 320 lane miles of streets after the snow stops accumulating.

Five levels of response (operation) are planned for as outlined below:

LEVELS OPERATION EQUIPMENT
Level 1 Limited sanding 2 Trucks/sanders
Level 2 Full sanding 5 Trucks/sanders
Level 3 Limited Plowing (priority routes, high elevations) 9 Trucks plows/sanders
Level 4

Full City plowing (residential & priority routes, all elevations)

9 pieces of equipment, sustained operations
Level 5 Snow removal/clean-up (berm removal downtown only, 6th St from Black Butte to Forest Ave.) Travel loader plus dump

 

STORM DRAIN/ CATCHBASIN & FIRE HYDRANT LOCATION WEB MAP

Please click the below link to connect the City of Redmond Catch Basin Map.

STORM DRAIN / CATCH BASIN AND FIRE HYDRANT MAP LINK

Blocked drains can caused localized flooding. Crews continue to work to clear our 5,000 storm drains however appreciate your assistance in maintaining drains adjacent to your property.

FLOOD PREVENTION

Place sandbags around garage doors, front doors, and foundation vents – building walls and dikes out of sandbags is not as effective and not an efficient use of limited sandbags. Alternatives to Sandbags