Snow Removal

The Street Department is in charge of keeping the City of Lafayette's streets free of ice and snow during inclement weather. Whenever there is a danger of icy or snowy conditions on the roadways of the city, the Street Department will monitor conditions and respond accordingly. When snow or ice begins accumulating on the streets, plowing and/or salting operations will commence.

Snow Routes (Street Priorities)

The city is divided into 12 snow routes with each route assigned trucks with spreaders and plows. Streets in each route are prioritized as 1 (emergency snow routes), 2 (trash collectors and CityBus routes), and 3 (residential). Priority 1 streets are the 1st streets to receive plowing and salting. Whenever the priority 1 streets are deemed safe for travel during or after a snowfall, the city's plow trucks begin operations on the priority two streets. After these streets are completed, trucks will move in to residential streets if there is an accumulation of 3 inches or more of snow. If during plowing operations on priority 2 or 3 streets it begins to snow again and priority 1 streets become slippery, trucks will be dispatched back to these streets as needed.

View or download the Snow Policy (PDF).

When Removal Starts
While no snow event is exactly the same, as a rule of thumb it usually takes 10-12 hours after the snow stops falling to plow and salt priority 1 and 2 streets. Residential streets generally take 48 hours to plow, assuming we can stay at it and do not have to move back to priority 1 or 2 streets.

Neighborhood Assistance
Residents of Lafayette are encouraged to help out their neighbors and the City by remembering to do their part after a snowfall or ice accumulation. View or download city resident snow removal obligations (PDF).
Snow Plow Machine Removing Snow from City Pavement

Snow Emergency Route - Street Listing

Street Name Area Covered (Streets Between)
2nd Street Wabash Avenue and Ferry Street
3rd Street Fannon Drive and Alabama Street
4th Street Fannon Drive and Teal Road
9th Street North corp limits and South corp limits
14th Street Union Street and Greenbush Street
15th Street Salem Street and Elizabeth Street
15th Street Underwood Street and Greenbush Street
16th Street South Street and Kossuth Street
18th Street Schuyler Avenue and South corp limits
22nd Street Teal Road and Earl Avenue
26th Street Main Street and Union Street
500 East Veterans Memorial Parkway and Haggerty Lane
Alabama Street 2nd Street and 4th Street
Beck Lane Sequoya Drive and Wabash Avenue
Brady Lane Sagamore Parkway and South 18th Street
Brown Street 3rd Street and 9th Street
Canal Road Salem Street and North 9th Street
Columbia Street South Street (5 Points) and West corp limits
Concord Road Teal Road and South corp limits
Creasy Lane North corp limits and Sagamore Parkway
Duncan Road Sagamore Parkway and 9th Street
E 430 S 9th Street and 18th Street
Earl Avenue South 22nd Street and Union Street
Elmwood Avenue Salem Street and Underwood Street
Erie Street Ferry Street and 18th Street
Fannon Drive 3rd/4th Streets and Greenbush Street
Farabee Drive Sagamore Parkway and State Street
Ferry Street 2nd Street and Earl Avenue
Greenbush Street North 9th Street and Creasy Lane
Haggerty Lane SR 38 and I-65
Kossuth Street Sagamore Parkway and 4th Street
Logan Avenue 9th Street and 18th Street
Main Street 2nd Street and Sagamore Parkway
McCarty Lane Main Street and 550E
Old Romney Road Wabash Avenue and Ortman Lane
Old US 231 S Teal Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway
Ortman Lane Old Romney Road and South 18th Street
Park East Boulevard State Street and McCarty Lane
16th Street South Street and Kossuth Street
Poland Hill Road Teal Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway
Sagamore Parkway Wabash River and Ross Road
Saint Francis Way Creasy Lane and East end of road
Salem Street Union Street and Harrison Bridge
Schuyler Avenue Greenbush Street and I-65
Sequoya Drive Teal Road and Beck Lane
South Street Veterans Memorial Parkway (500E) and Wabash River
State Street 9th Street and Kossuth Street / 18th Street and Earl Avenue
Summerfield Drive Teal Road and Beck Lane
Twyckenham Boulevard Old Romney Road and 18th Street
Underwood Street Sagamore Parkway and 15th Street
Union Street Creasy Lane and Harrison Bridge
Veterans Memorial Parkway Old US 231 S and SR 26
Wabash Avenue 2nd Street and Beck Lane