Are you aware of the city's snow removal policy? If you are or aren't, it's time for a refresher.
The city maintains 6.5 miles of major streets, almost 18 miles of local streets and several alleys. Eight Mile Road, Seven Mile Road, Novi Road, South Main Street and North Griswold Street are not included because they are county primary roads and are maintained by the Wayne or Oakland County Road Commissions.
The city cleans the streets in this order:
- Major streets like Main Street, Center Street, Randolph Street and Taft Road.
- Local streets with steep grades and sharp curves.
- Parking lots and the remainder of the local residential streets and courts.
- Alleys and cemetery roads.
Lastly, residents and business owners should remember to clear their sidewalks within 24 hours of a snow or ice event. The city also says not to push snow or ice across or into the streets. This is considered an illegal activity, which may result in a fine to the property owner or snow removal contractor.