Snow Alert and Removal Information


What Is a Snow Alert?

A snow alert is declared if the City of Sioux Falls plans to plow all streets. At this time, parking restrictions go into effect across the city. Here’s what you need to know about snow alerts.
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Avoid Tickets and Towing!

Snow season is under way! Be prepared for parking restrictions when snow alerts are issued. The City provides multiple methods for you to be notified of snow alerts by text, email and social media.

Subscribe to Snow Alert Texts
Subscribe to Snow Alert Emails
Follow @siouxfallssnow on Twitter
Zones Map

Snow Zones Map

View the map and enter your address to find your snow zone.
Snow Zones Map
Snow Alert Regulations
Sidewalk Snow

Sidewalk Snow Removal

The City of Sioux Falls requires all public sidewalks cleared of ice and snow within 48 hours after completion of each snow or ice accumulation. Call 978-6900 during normal business hours, or leave a voice message after hours or on weekends, to report violations.

Don’t Wait: Shovel Within 48
Sidewalk Snow Violations
SCOOP IT Program

Winter Season Tips

Use these snow removal tips and winter preparedness tips to help you have a safe winter season.

Snow Removal Tips
Winter Preparedness Tips
Property Owner Responsibilities
Snow Gates

Snow Gates

Snow gates will be used across Sioux Falls during snow alerts this winter season. Learn the facts about the use of snow gates in the City’s snow removal program.

Snow Gates Information

Pay Your Citation Online!

Paying parking citations is easier than ever. Simply have your citation number or license plate number available and a valid credit card.

Pay your parking citation here!
Ticketing and Towing Info

Snow Season Information

For the latest in local winter weather and snow removal information:

  • Dial 511 for weather and road conditions on all South Dakota, United States, and interstate highways. Calls are toll-free. Cellular access charges depend on cellular provider.
  • Call 330-4444 for the National Weather Service forecast.
  • Go to for road conditions.
  • Tune to the City of Sioux Falls’ cable TV channel CityLink.

Winter Storm Watches and Warnings

  • A winter storm watch indicates that severe winter weather may affect your area. A winter storm warning indicates that severe winter weather conditions are occurring or imminent.
  • A blizzard warning means that large amounts of falling or blowing snow and sustained winds of at least 35 miles per hour are expected for several hours.
  • Wind chill is a calculation of how cold it feels outside when the effects of temperature and wind speed are combined. A strong wind combined with a temperature of just below freezing can have the same effect as a still air temperature about 35 degrees colder.

Snow Videos

Guide to Snow Removal
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Snow Removal Operations
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Snow Gate Implementation

Snow Gates Used Successfully During First Snow Alert of the Season
A snow alert issued on November 15, 2014, was the first time snow gates were implemented across Sioux Falls...   [Watch Video]

Snow Gate Ballot Question
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Managing Snow Removal
Managing Snow Removal   [Watch Video]

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Mayor's Thank You - Snow Removal
Mayor Huether thanks the citizens of Sioux Falls for their efforts during last week’s snow storm...   [Watch Video]

Snow Removal - Fire Hydrant
City ordinance states that fire hydrants must be cleared of all obstructions for three feet in all directions   [Watch Video]

Do You Know?...
Important things you should know about snow removal, winter parking...   [Watch Video]

News Releases

Snow Alert for the City of Sioux Falls

The Public Works Street Division has declared a snow alert. Plowing of emergency snow routes began this morning and will continue until routes are clear.…

Posted 11/20/2015 in Snow Alert and Removal Information

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