Icy, Snowy Roads in Ashland
In anticipation of a snow in town over the next few days residents are reminded that Streets are cleared and sanded in the following order:
- Arterial streets including Siskiyou Boulevard, North Main, Highway 66, Lithia Way, Maple Street (hospital), school zones etc. are always cleared first.
- Collector streets such as Mountain Avenue, East Main, Hersey Street, Park Street, Beach Street etc. are cleared next.
- Residential streets are cleared last and are prioritized based on volume of vehicular traffic and grade. Residential streets with heavy volume such as Morton Street, Strawberry Lane, Wimer Street, Church Street, Granite Street, etc. are attended to first. Low priority is given to streets with low vehicular traffic.
The Street Department reminds motorists that a plowed and sanded street does not guarantee the street is free from ice. Motorists should still exercise caution when traveling cleared streets and use common sense when deciding to drive on non-cleared residential streets.
Tire chains are always a good idea on ice and snow, when in doubt chain up.
For more information, contact John Peterson at the street department at 488-5313.
Sanding and Plowing Map