Snow Plowing

City snow plow and salt

The Edina Public Works Department takes a great deal of pride in the service that it provides to the residents of this community. During the winter months, nearly all members of the Public Works Department work on snow and ice control.

When Snow or Ice Control Operations Begin

  • Snow accumulation of 1.5 inches or more
  • Drifting of snow that causes problems for travel
  • Icy conditions that seriously affect travel

View the snow plow priority map (PDF).

Winter Parking Rules

No vehicle may be parked on an Edina street, highway or alley under the following conditions:

  • When 1.5 inches or more of snow has fallen, until it has been plowed to the curbline
  • From 1 to 6 a.m. Nov. 1 to March 31, regardless of weather or forecast
  • For six or more consecutive hours, unless otherwise signed (enforceable year-round)

Safety Tips

  • Plows travel slower than other vehicles. Reduce your speed ad don't pass snow plow vehicles while they are plowing.
  • Never drive into a snow cloud.
  • Keep your distance from trucks spreading sand.
  • Stay away from the end of a driveway when a snowplow is approaching.
  • Keep sleds and toys away from the street when they're not being used.
  • Don't build snow forts in the snow piles on the boulevard.
  • Stay out from behind snow removal equipment. Frequent backing is necessary during plowing, and visibility to the rear is very limited.
  • Keep garbage cans up in the driveway if it snows on garbage collection day.