Snow Removal Information & Facts

Snow Program Facts

  • 90 employees split into 2 shifts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (on standby) for snow and ice removal
  • Clear snow and ice from 1,849 road lane miles. That's the distance from Salt Lake City to St. George and back 3 times!
  • Use approximately 16,000-20,000 tons of salt per year. That's the weight of 3,000 elephants!
  • 45 large plow and salt spreader trucks
  • Clear snow based on pre-established priority routes
  • Work closely with The State of Utah Department of Transportation to remove snow from state roads.
  • Clear snow and ice from City bike lanes.

2015-2016 Snow Information

  • 87,524 lane miles of City streets plowed and salted
  • 52.5 inches of snow accumulation in the valley
  • 79.5 inches of snow accumulation on the benches
  • 28 days of performing snow and ice removal
  • 658 miles traveled hauling snow away from Salt Lake City   

About Our Snow Crews

The Salt Lake City Snow Crews are dedicated to clearing the streets of snow and ice. They work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nonstop during a storm or ice event to ensure the safety of the traveling public, to provide access to businesses so that commerce is as uninterrupted as possible, to open emergency routes to hospitals, fire stations, to help school buses arrive on time and safely, to allow access to parking meters, for refuse collection services to be continued, and to allow all of us the freedom to accomplish many other daily activities.

Winter months in Utah bring great opportunities for recreational activities and beautiful vistas. It also brings many challenges and frustrations with snow covered streets, windrows at the end of driveways and shoveling to be done. The snow fighters do their best, but they are asking for your help so they can better serve you.  To see how you can help click here.