Winter Weather Response

The City provides snow and ice control as efficiently and quickly as possible with the resources available. During a storm, the City’s equipment operators work around the clock on alternating 12-hour shifts until all streets are plowed and safe for travel.

A partnership between residents and the City is crucial in safe and prompt winter weather response. Information and tips for residents can be found in the Winter Reminders Flyer. 

Odd/Even Snow Route Policy Button

Live Map of Snow and Ice Control Progress

The Public Works Department provides updated information to the public regarding snow and ice control operations using an Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system. This GPS technology provides updated information, in real time, to the public regarding snow plowing. Use the zoom tool for a detailed view of specific areas.

  1. Parking
  2. Sidewalk & Driveways
  3. Snow Routes

Crews can do a better job of clearing snow when cars are not parked on the streets. If possible, the City asks that residents park their vehicles off the street during snow-plowing operations.

After significant snowfalls, the City's Odd Even Snow Route Parking Policy may be enacted. It allows crews to plow the streets more effectively, improve driving conditions, and provide better on-street parking. When in effect, parking is prohibited on “even-numbered” sides of streets on even days of the month and on “odd-numbered” sides of streets on odd days of the month. 

Enforcement of the snow route parking policy will be announced at least six hours in advance on CityChannel Dubuque (channels 8 and 117.2 on the Mediacom cable system), on the City's website, on the City of Dubuque Facebook page and Twitter account, and through local media. Notification is also provided directly via email and text through the City’s Notify Me system and through the City’s CodeRED emergency notification system.