Snow & Ice

  1. General Information
  2. Snow Plowing
  3. Snow Shoveling
  4. Snow Emergencies

General Snow & Ice Information

Snow and Ice Control Operations are considered emergency in nature as a public safety event. The Department of Public Works coordinates and performs the snow and ice control for the City of Green Bay.

Residents should pay close attention to local media for information on snow emergencies. Notices are sent to local news media outlets.

Snow and Ice Control Facts

  • Green Bay has approximately 456 miles of streets covering 46 square miles along with 23 miles of alleyway, 175 miles of City maintained public walkway, and 4 miles of flood-control dike. During a full snow plow operation, the City is divided into 50 snow plow routes and roughly 85 pieces of snow removal equipment are utilized.
  • Street Section makes their own salt brine, which is a combination of salt and water. The salt brine is utilized with liquid calcium chloride and organics as anti-icing agents on primary roadways. The liquid chemicals will leave the roadways with white or brown lines as residue. The combination of these chemicals makes for a safer, more environmentally friendly and cost effective road treatment compared to using pure rock salt.
  • In the event snow is predicted, please remove your vehicles from all streets so that the City’s snow crews can clear the roadways. This action will better serve the residents because:
  • Plows will be able to clear streets during the plow operation and not have to return to re-plow.
  • Plows will not leave a windrow of snow around parked vehicles. Snow windrows may be too high to allow vehicles to easily move out of on-street parking locations.
  • Please allow space between your vehicle and snowplows. State Law requires a following distance of no less than 200 feet. In snow plow vehicles, there are many blind spots. Please reduce your speeds to aid in roadway safety.