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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Public Works Maintenance Crews Need Your Help!

WBT Snow Plow

Our Public Works Department strives to keep roads as safe as possible during the winter season. Snow and ice removal on our streets is time consuming. To do the best job in the quickest amount of time, we need the cooperation and assistance of our residents. Do not park on any Township street if there’s a snowfall of more than 1” until it has been plowed curb to curb.

The Township is not responsible for snow buildup in front of your driveway.


  • Sign up for Snow Removal & Plow Updates
  • Notify the Township if you are having visibility problems at intersections because of high snow banks.
  • Report hazardous conditions. 
  • Know and understand the Snow & Ice Control Policy (PDF).
  • Stay 70 feet (4 car lengths) from the maintenance vehicle so the driver can see you. 
  • Expect maintenance vehicles to back up frequently.
  • Keep up on the weather forecast and be prepared for conditions.
  • Be patient…an average snowfall of 4” takes approximately 8 hours to plow and apply ice control 
  • Shovel in front of your mailbox-the post office will not deliver mail if they cannot get close enough to reach the mailbox from their vehicle.
  • Assist the Fire Department by cleaning snow away from hydrants-ask your neighbors for help in this area if age or physical limitations prevent you from clearing snow.


  • Don’t park your car on the street after a 1” snowfall until the street has been plowed curb to curb. When 1” of snow has accumulated, on-street parking is banned and vehicles could be ticketed and/or towed.
  • Don’t throw the snow from your driveway onto the street or sidewalk (Minnesota Statute 160.27, Subdivision 5).
  • Don’t place garbage cans in the street or on the boulevard-they belong in the driveway.
  • Don't let children build tunnels and forts in the snow banks along streets and driveways. This is a very dangerous area to be playing, as Township crews wing snow back to create more storage area near the edge of the street.
  • Don’t assume plow drivers can see you--their field of vision is limited.
  • Don't pass on the right, as plows are pushing snow and spreading ice control to the right.

Snow Plow Routes (PDF)

State Statute 160.2715

Minnesota Statute 160.2715 Section (a) subdivision (1) advises that pushing / blowing snow from driveways and sidewalks onto public roads may be punishable as a misdemeanor. Snow deposited or left on roadways creates a real hazard to passing motorists which can cause serious accidents. Even heavy snowplows have been damaged when hitting compacted and frozen snow deposited on the roadways. Because the practice is illegal to begin with, the person depositing the snow, as the prime cause of the accident, may also find him/herself faced with civil liability lawsuits. White Bear Township’s Public Works Department urges you, as good neighbors and motorists, not to add to the hazards of winter time driving.

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