Ice Control

City crews in most circumstances use straight salt on icy areas. We will switch to a salt/sand mixture during extreme cold weather. This does not guarantee ice-free streets, so drive carefully even where salting or sanding is evident. Priority areas receive treatment first, and all other areas are done when time permits. Priority areas include:

  • All collector street stop sign intersections
  • All other stop signs
  • Areas deemed hazardous by city crews or other city officials
  • Bridge decks
  • Intersections of city streets and county and state roads
  • Streets with hills and curves

Report Ice

If you notice an area that becomes extremely icy and causes concern, please contact the Street Maintenance Department at 763-427-8254.

Managing Icy Roads

View this article to learn more about the City’s process for managing icy roads.