Snow Plowing & Ice Removal

Our Commitment to Winter Safety

Our crews are dedicated to being responsive to community needs as we maintain safe roadways with ice treatments and snow removal on more than 225 miles of roadways and 135 miles of sidewalks and trails.

Employees from all Public Works divisions - including streets, utilities, parks, fleet and forestry - take part in snow removal and de-icing during each winter.

Preparation for snow events begin before snow is even forecasted. Our Streets Superintendent monitors weather reports continuously throughout the season to ensure plow preparations are always ready to go.

We thank you for you patience as we work to make your streets safe. 

During significant snow events, it may take 10-12 hours to plow every street. 

Safety and emergency access is always our top priority for any snow event. The City has outlined key areas, main roads, arterial thoroughfares, hilly areas and other known access points so that emergency vehicles can navigate the roadways safely and efficiently.

Our teams due their best to clear as many roadways as possible before rush hour commutes, typically starting as early as 3 a.m. 

Contact Us

  1. Submit an Online Request

    After Hours Dial 9-1-1

    Dan Tobritzhofer

    Street/Storm Sewer Superintendent

    13713 Frontier Court
    Burnsville, MN 55337

    Phone: 952-895-4550

    7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Monday - Friday

Snow Removal on Sidewalks/Trails

We are dedicated to making sure everyone has safe access across the city. Sidewalk snow removal begins on the same day as street plowing, If conditions become too severe, crews will focus on high priority areas such as sidewalks adjacent to schools, transit areas and sidewalks of known heavy use.

Burnsville has teams working continuously during and after a snow event and work as quickly as possible to clear sidewalks and trails in a timely manner.

View our Snow Plow Story Map for a detailed look at Burnsville's commitment to safe roads and walkways during our hearty Minnesota winters.


Plow Damage Repair Policies

Damage resulting from plows and snow removal can happen. The City of Burnsville follows these guidelines when repairing damage:

  • Mailboxes:  The City will repair or reimburse for mailboxes or posts that are actually hit and damaged by Burnsville snowplow equipment. The City will not repair or reimburse for mailboxes or posts that are damaged by snow moved by snow plow equipment. Click here to view mailbox guidelines (PDF)
  • Sod:  The City will repair sod and turf damage caused by snow and ice removal, including damage caused by sidewalk snow removal activities.
  • Other Landscaping:  The City does not repair other private improvements such as landscaping or irrigation systems damaged by snow removal equipment and activities.

Safety Tips

  • Know and understand the City's policies and procedures around snow and ice removal.
  • Keep up with weather forecasts and prepare for adverse weather conditions.
  • Do not park vehicles on public streets during a snow event. Remember that no overnight parking is allowed on any street between 2 - 6 a.m. daily year-round.
  • Maintain a safe distance (at least 75 feet) away from emergency and maintenance vehicles. 
  • Expect maintenance vehicles to stop and back up frequently.
  • Remove garbage cans and recycling bins from the roadways and keep them in your driveway or up on the curb.
  • Do not put snow on roads or sidewalks while shoveling or snow blowing.
  • Drive carefully and be courteous to other drivers during unfavorable conditions.