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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Be Prepared – Snow and Ice is in the Forecast

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With a chance of snow showers tomorrow, it’s best to be prepared. The City of Merriam Public Works Department is ready to battle the snow and ice. Snow removal is one of many great services the City provides to our residents. Salting starts as soon as the weather takes a turn for the worse and plowing begins once snow accumulates more than an inch. The goal is for a safer commute and emergency vehicle service access.


Less frequented streets, residential areas, schools, city facilities, and public parking areas are plowed or salted after main thoroughfares are passable.


Follow our City's progress. You can see which roads are plowed and which ones are in the process of being cleared. The map is a general overview and is updated every four hours.


Please be mindful of our Public Works employees. Here are some tips for you when driving by snow removal trucks:

  • Remain at least 30 feet from the back of the plow truck so the driver can see you.
  • Avoid passing plowing trucks.
  • Park vehicles in driveways in order to keep the street clear for plowing.
  • Stay behind sidewalks when you see a plow truck coming. Heavy, wet snow may be thrown a good distance from the plow.
  • Keep from making snow forts or igloos near the edge of the road. This is extremely dangerous as trucks frequently return to push snow back to the curb.
  • Avoid placing snow from your driveway into the street.


Remember your vehicles must be removed from city streets two hours after any measurable snowfall. Read more about the parking after snowfall municipal ordinance.


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