Snow Removal Information
Plowing Generally: The City’s Public Works Department is responsible for snow removal on public streets. Public Works monitors weather forecasts closely to schedule crews in advance of winter weather to ensure the highest possible level of response for safe travel during the event.
The City has established specific criteria for when and where to plow. Factors ranging from predicted storm totals, traffic conditions, and local weather patterns, such as wind, will affect the City’s decision to start snow removal operations. Typically, to mitigate conflicts between people and plow vehicles, plowing occurs between 2:00 am, and 8:00 am.
Street Plowing: When two inches of snow accumulates by 2:00 am, the City will plow snow even when it is still snowing. The City typically ceases street plowing operations by mid-morning.
Sidewalk Plowing: Generally, whenever one inch or more of snow accumulates on downtown sidewalks, the City will begin operations.
Maintaining a Snow Floor: A snow floor is a smooth and compact layer of snow. Establishing and maintaining a snow floor protects City equipment and delays the costly replacement of plow blades. As long as streets are drivable for smaller cars, the City will delay plowing operations until enough early season snow accumulates to form a snow floor. Therefore, at the start of the winter season, residents should expect higher snow accumulation in the streets than is customary later in the season. Likewise, the City will avoid plowing in early spring to preserve the snow floor.
Windrows and Snowbanks: Windrows are the banks of plowed snow that form along the sides of the road and across driveways. Where possible, the City plows in a direction and manner to minimize the size of windrows across driveways. Residents are responsible for removing windrows from their driveways.
Snow Stakes: Residents may choose to mark the edge of their properties with snow stakes made from a flexible material such as fiberglass. Snow stakes must be at least 2 feet from the edge of the roadway. Stakes adjacent to the street are in the public right-away and will likely interfere with snow removal. Please do not use steel stakes because they can puncture the tires of snow removal equipment, causing plowing delays and costly repairs. Residents that place snow stakes in the right-of-way are liable for injuries and damages.
Seasonal Parking Restrictions
Neighborhood Areas: From November 15th until April 1st, on-street parking, alleyway parking, and parking in the public right-of-way are prohibited between 2:00 am and 8:00 am.
Business Areas: From November 15th until April 1st, on-street parking, alleyway parking, and parking in the public right-of-way are prohibited between 2:00 am and 6:00 am.
Towed Vehicles: Vehicles violating Victor’s seasonal parking restrictions may be towed at the owner’s expense. If your vehicle has been towed, please contact the City’s authorized towing service: Auto Wranglers LLC, 1978 N. 4000 W., Tetonia, ID. 83452. Phone. (208) 351-7741. Please note: Auto Wranglers is an Independent Contractor, and any vehicles towed by Auto Wranglers will be impounded at their storage facility.
For additional information, please contact the City of Victor at 208-787-2940 or file an e-citizen request form found on our website at victorcityidaho.com.