The National Weather Service has forecasted snow for the Roanoke area on Wednesday. With this in mind, the City reminds residents of its process for snow removal.
If snow accumulates on streets, the City will aim to clear 95 percent of the snow from major streets and Valley Metro bus routes within 24 hours after snowfall ends. Once that is accomplished, snow removal crews will aim to clear 90 percent of neighborhood streets cleared within the following 24 hours. Crews will be working around the clock, depending on the severity of the snow event, to meet these goals. In addition, temperatures may impact crews’ ability to reach this target.
To help speed up the snow removal process, please park vehicles in a driveway or on one side of the street, the side with odd-numbered houses. This ensures that the plows will have enough room to effectively and safely clear your neighborhood street.
The city will use its website and MyRoanoke email notification system to share updates on its response to winter weather events, as well as Facebook and Twitter. To register for MyRoanoke notifications click here.
At the conclusion of the snowfall, citizens are asked to clear snow and ice from sidewalks in front of their homes. In addition, the city encourages residents to stay home if you don’t absolutely have to be out on the road.
Important Phone Numbers:
- To report a power outage, please call AEP at 800-956-4237 or report it online.
- To report problems related to water mains in the city, please contact the Western Virginia Water Authority at 540-853-5700.
- In the event of a medical, fire, or police emergency, please call 911.