Snow Removal Standards
With an accumulation of about 2" of snow, Westwood Public Works staff begins plowing, concentrating on the primary routes until the snow fall has stopped or the accumulation reaches 6".
If snow has reached 6" and is still falling, staff will plow two passes down each secondary route. Once the snow has ended, the primary routes are plowed once more and then plow the secondary routes full width. At that time Westwood Public Works staff will treat the streets with de-icing or traction materials as needed.
When snow accumulation of two or more inches is expected, persons with parking permits are asked to try to park their vehicles in their driveways or in the parking lots of nearby businesses in order to keep the streets as empty as possible. This will expedite the professional snow removal services provided by our Public Works employees that we have come to expect and that snow removal is a vital part of our public safety strategy to respond to calls for service. So, please assist us in the making this a safe and effective process for all.