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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Snow Information

Information on the City Policy for Snow Removal, Ice Control and Boulevard Staking can be found on our Snowplowing page. The City of Ramsey also has an after-hours snowplow information line at 763-433-9852, which is updated and monitored during the snowplow season. During regular business hours you can contact the Public Works Department directly at 763-433-9820.

Please help keep snow away from fire hydrants. Snow piled or shoveled close to hydrants restricts operation during a fire emergency. After a snowfall, the Public Works Department is responsible for clearing snow from City streets. Depending on the amount and type of snow, this could take several days. The City is requesting your help in keeping fire hydrants accessible. Please clear a four-foot circle around the hydrant near your home to ensure easy access for our Fire Department. Thank you for your efforts!

The City would like to remind residents to keep garbage cans and recycling containers off the street. Placing them in the driveway or behind the curb allows snowplow drivers to plow curb-to-curb and lessens the chance of tipping over containers. Basketball hoops should also be kept out of cul-de-sacs.  

As Old Man Winter tightens his hold on Ramsey, there’s an increasing temptation to push driveway snow and ice into the street. This is very hazardous to other residents walking or driving on streets.  

MN Statute 160.2715 prohibits the deposit of items, including snow and ice, in the right-of-way. In an effort to enforce this, Ramsey Police Officers will issue a citation to homeowners if they see snow deposited onto the roadway. Violators will be charged with a misdemeanor, with a second offense having a minimum fine of $400.00. Help keep our streets safe for everyone.

For more information, please email Public Works Administrative Assistant Mary Jo Warner or call at 763-433-9820.

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