Snow Plowing & Ice Removal
Our Commitment to Winter Safety
We thank you for you patience as we work to make your streets safe.
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.
- 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.