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During winter months it is important for Highland residents and the City to work together during snow removal weather. Highland City tries to provide expeditious and efficient snow removal during winter snowstorms. City road crews work hard towards a high level of service for its residents during these road conditions. During heavy snow storms it can take as much as 48 hours to clear all priority routes and through streets once the storm has subsided. Parking on the streets makes it difficult for plows to clear the streets.  It is unlawful to park any motor vehicles upon city streets from December 1st to March 31st between the hours of twelve a.m. to eight a.m. and any time snow is present so as to provide access to snow plows for snow removal.The Police Department may issue a parking citation.
Please take into consideration that the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) plows SR-92, SR-74, and North Utah County Blvd (4800 West) and like the City, we will all work as efficiently as allowed during winter snow storms. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When does my cul-de-sac get plowed? Cul-de-sacs are not plowed or salted until every thru-road has been cleared.  This can take anywhere from 3-5 days after a storm has passed. 

When do I have to clear the sidewalk of the snow? It is recommended that Highland City property owners clear adjacent sidewalks of snow within 24 hours after the end of the storm.

Where can I put the snow shoveled from my sidewalk and driveway?  Residents should push or throw snow onto their own property.  It is illegal to throw or push any snow into the street.  Putting snow into the streets can make the road more dangerous for automobiles and snowplows. 

Can I park my vehicle on the street during the winter season? Vehicles may not park on City Streets between midnight and 8:00 a.m., December 1 through March 31, and anytime snow is present. The Police Department may issue a parking citation, and/may have the vehicles that are parking on the street towed, especially during or shortly after a snow storm.  Parking on the street after a snow storm makes it difficult for plows to clear the streets.

When will the City remove snow form the walking trails?  After the snow has been removed from the streets, we will work to remove any snow from the walking trails and school sidewalk routes.

The snowplows push snow into my freshly cleared driveway.  Isn’t there a better way to clear the streets to show some consideration to the City residents?  Unfortunately, there isn’t a better way to clear streets.  The snow has to go somewhere, and to make our roads safe, that somewhere is the side of the road.  Snowplow blades are designed to push snow to the side of the road.  The plow driver has no other option as to where the snow goes.  We recommend that you push the snow to the right of your driveway as you face the street, it will keep the snow from being pushed back in front of your driveway.

How can you help?  To help expedite clearing roadways from snow and icy conditions, Highland City asks for your help. You can assist our snow removal operators in several ways

  1. Always park your vehicle off the street. Vehicles left in the roadway create unnecessary obstacles for snow removal operators to work around, can slow the process of properly clearing the road and is against Highland City ordinances.
  2. Keep obstructions such as portable basketball hoops, trash cans, and toys off the street and sidewalks during snow removal.
  3. Exercise extreme care and caution when driving in adverse and inclement weather. Your safety and the safety of other motorists and pedestrians is the highest priority.
  4. Travel at a safe distance from snow plows at all times to avoid damage to your car. Do not try to pass these vehicles and please be patient.
  5. Limit and restrict travel unless absolutely necessary during severe weather.
  6. Many people use 4 wheelers to plow their driveways and sidewalks; the Police Department reminds you that 4 wheelers are not allowed on the street unless they are street legal.

If you would like to report any dangerous conditions please call Highland City Public Works at (801) 772-4515 during regular office hours (Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) or call (801) 420-2553 after-hours.  To report parking/traffic violations in your neighborhood, please contact the Lone Peak Police Department at (801) 756-9800.  To contact the UDOT Region 3 offices, please call (801) 227-8000.