Residential street plowing in Detroit expected to be completed by Wednesday morning

Posted at 11:29 AM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 11:29:34-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit's contractors began residential street plowing at 6 a.m. Tuesday and are expected to complete work by early Wednesday morning.

The city is asking residents to remain patient over the next 24 hours and refrain from reporting any unplowed streets until Wednesday.

City workers will be inspecting contractors' work throughout the day and will send them back out as needed.

The City of Detroit maintains 673 miles of major streets and 1,884 miles of residential streets and utilizes a three-level system for snow removal during the winter weather, depending on the amount of snow that falls. When more than six inches of snow falls, it triggers a city policy to plow all residential streets.

Here is what residents can expect:

  • DPW crews will plow and salt on major thoroughfares.
  • Bike lanes will be cleared after vehicle travel lanes have all been removed of snow; accumulated snow in bike lanes will be pushed to the closest intersection and hauled away.

Residents are encouraged to remove all parked cars from city streets, where possible.