Winter Information

Dumping of Snow on City Street

§ 97.010  Dumping of Snow Ordinance

It is unlawful for any person to throw, push or place or cause to be thrown, pushed or placed, any ice or snow from private property, sidewalks or driveways onto the traveled way of a street or alley so as to obstruct gutters, or impede the passage of vehicles upon the street or alley or to create a hazardous condition therein; except where, in the cleaning of large commercial drives in the business district it is absolutely necessary to move the snow onto the street or alley temporarily, the accumulation shall be removed promptly by the property owner or agent. Arrangements for the prompt removal of the accumulations shall be made prior to moving the snow.

Snow Routes

City Snow and Ice Control Program Policy

The City has 5 snow routes, annex route and the main roads route which are ran by the snow plows.  One snow plow is responsible for one entire route.

  • Priority 1 - Streets that are hospital and emergency routes, marked snow routes, & primary highways under City maintenance.
  • Priority 2 - Bus routes and other major traffic carriers.
  • Priority 3 - Residential and other municipal service streets, including streets in commercial areas.  Cul-de-sac and dead-end streets are typically done by end loaders and at the end of priority 3 category. There are approximately 120 dead-ends and cul-de-sacs.

Priority 1 streets will be plowed, and salted before Priority 2 streets, Priority 2 streets before Priority 3 streets.

Non-Priority - Alleys.  The City of Clinton does not plow or provide other snow and ice control in alleys.  


Snow Route Priority Maps (PDF)

Snow Route Map (PDF)

Calendar Parking - Snow Events

§ 79.10  Calendar Parking Ordinance

(A) General provisions. Calendar parking shall be activated with the occurrence of a snow event, which is defined as the accumulation of one inch or more of snow upon the public right-of-way for the entirety of the dates stated below.

(B) (1) During the period from November 15 through March 15, when a snow event has occurred, parking is restricted in the public right-of-way to alternate sides of the roadway in the following manner:
 (a) On odd-numbered days, vehicles shall only be parked, stopped or left standing on that side of the roadway having odd-numbered addresses.
 (b) On even-numbered days, vehicles shall only be parked, stopped or left standing on that side of the roadway having even-numbered addresses.
 (2) A snow event will remain in effect for 72 hours after the snow has stopped.
 (3) The hours for calendar parking will be from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Vehicles will have three hours to be moved to the correct side of the roadway.
 (4) The date at 6:00 a.m. shall determine if the day is odd or even.
 (5) During a snow emergency, calendar parking shall be in effect except on designated snow routes where no parking will be permitted until the snow emergency has been cancelled.
 (6) This section shall not apply to commercial districts where parking is designated on both sides of the street.

Snow Emergency Declaration

When weather predictions call for a snowfall of 4 inches or more, or a comparable weather event, the City will declare a Snow Emergency.  The City shall notify news and media outlets of the declared Snow Emergency along with the rules for parking and its duration.

Parking rules during a Snow Emergency are usually as follows:

“On posted Emergency Snow Routes, please remove all vehicles, if possible, by (a notified time).  The Clinton Police Department will enforce the ticket and/or towing process.  If vehicles are not removed, crews may only be able to clear a single path and possibly not be able to return to clear any more snow.
Please be aware that all Emergency Snow routes will be cleared first before crews begin to clear residential areas. Calendar Parking will be in effect.”