Preparing for cold weather and coping with winter is always a challenge but here's the information you need to know.
City of Newton Snow Ordinance
The City of Newton's Snow Ordinance states that there is no street parking at 2 inches of accumulation. You can find out if the City of Newton Snow Ordinance is in effect by calling 641-791-SNOW (7669). Snow ordinance violation tickets are $35.00.
Snow Removal Practice & Goals
City snow removal crews begin snow plowing operations when accumulation reaches 2 inches. Plowing operations may begin after about an inch of accumulation for snow events during normal working hours. The City's goal is to maintain city streets to acceptable winter driving conditions.
Snow Removal Parking Restrictions
On street parking, except in the Downtown Snow Removal District, is prohibited when snow plowing operations are declared. Ticketing of vehicles parked on city streets, except in the Downtown Snow Removal District, will begin when snow plowing operations are declared. Vehicles may be parked on the street before the Snow Plowing Operations are over if the snowfall has stopped and the street has been plowed full width.
Parking is prohibited in the Downtown Snow Removal District between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. only when hauling operations are declared and the downtown snow removal district line (641) 792-0411 has been activated. Declaration must be made by 7 p.m. the evening of hauling operation.
Clean Up Operations After a Storm
- The following tasks, listed in order of importance, are performed after a storm.
- Hauling snow from the Downtown Snow Removal District
- Hauling and pushing snow from the shoulders on rural sections of roads, from parking lots, cul-de-sacs, and dead ends
- Snow cleanup from bridges and intersections
- Pushing back drifted areas and making room for additional snow accumulation
- Replenishing material supplies and maintenance/repair to snow removal equipment
- Repairing damage to infrastructure signs, potholes, mailboxes and sod repair
For more information on the City of Newton Snow Ordinance, please contact Newton Public Works at 641-792-6622.