Snow & Ice

Snow & Ice Response Program

The Snow and Ice Response Program is designed to provide the best use of limited resources to maximize the movement of traffic within our community during winter weather. During storm events, we focus on clearing major arterial and collector streets first, then begin responding to residential connector streets, school zones, transit routes, and steep residential streets as resources become available. The plow routes are adjustable depending on accumulations of snow and ice, time of day, and flow of traffic.

Snow & Ice Control Policy

The City of Owatonna Snow & Ice Control Policy can be viewed here.

Snow Removal

Snow and ice can be dangerous for all ages, but especially for children, the elderly and persons with disabilities who are more susceptible to injury. For example, when sidewalks are not cleared of snow and ice, children will often weave in and out of streets and sidewalks on their way to or from school or to and from the bus, which is a safety concern. 


We thank you for doing your part to provide safe sidewalks for our citizens. Contact the City of Owatonna Public Works Department with any questions at 507-444-4350.


Emergencies such as downed trees, power lines, etc. should be direct to 911 and 507-456-3093.

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