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Winter is fast approaching and with that brings snow plowing the city’s streets. The city prioritizes the streets into three areas. The city’s priorities are based on school bus routes, emergency services, and the most heavily used streets.
Priority 1 are the city’s main arterials, these include Pine Butte Drive, Power Road, Willow Avenue, Olive Drive, Homestead Boulevard, Castle Rock Lake Drive, Lakeview Court and Main Street. When we have storms with large amounts of snow these streets are plowed several times during the day and evening.
Priority 2 streets are completed next, these include Cherry Street, Currant Drive, Spruce Street, Box Elder Avenue, Poplar Drive, Browning Drive, Cimarron Drive, Laramie Circle, Piedmont Drive, Vista Drive, Chisholm Drive, Chinook Drive, Prospector Drive, Zane Grey Circle, Appaloosa Drive, Cheyenne Drive, Sweetgrass Drive, Prairieview Drive, and Antelope Drive. All remaining streets and cul de sacs are plowed as time allows that day or the next day.
As a reminder, there is a city ordinance that prohibits pushing large amounts of snow onto city streets. Most importantly it is a safety issue for traffic requiring public works go back over the street and clean it again. Thank you for your cooperation.
Although the city may not get to every street the first day of a snow storm, Colstrip plow all streets. I appreciate all residents for being patient and understanding when the public works department performs these duties.
Public Works Director
City Ordinance No. 03-01 requires that from November 1st through April 1st snowmobiles, boats, recreational vehicles, campers, camper trailers, motor homes, utility trailers, sport vehicles, passenger buses, ATV’s and overhead campers may not be parked on city streets or city property for a period longer than forty-eight hours (2 days).
The storage of such vehicles on city streets impede traffic and make it difficult and unsafe for snow plowing, garbage collection and street cleaning.
Violation of this ordinance is punishable under the general misdemeanor provision of the Colstrip City Code.
Code Enforcement Officer