Draper City’s snow removal crews remove snow from our roads every winter season starting November 1 through April 30. Crews are called out to plow after two inches of snow has accumulated on the roads. They strive to achieve bare pavement on all first-priority roads within 24 hours following a storm and aim to clear all remaining streets within 48 hours following a storm. Draper City also prepares for a storm by spreading salt brine to deice the roadways.
Snow Plow Priority Roads
During ongoing, severe storms, Draper City’s main streets will take precedence for safety reasons. Once the storm begins to subside, crews will move on to inner subdivision streets and cul-de-sacs. Please be patient as it may take a little longer to reach every street in a major storm.
Priority 1: High-traffic roadways, school zones, hills, and arterial and collector roads receive top plowing priority. As long as the snow keeps falling, the City's number one priority is to keep the main roads open and passable. Once these streets are clear, crews proceed to second- and third-priority streets.
Priority 2: Streets through residential subdivisions, including roads that connect back to a collector street are second priority. Since crews have to clear priority streets first, residential streets may not be plowed until after the snowstorm has subsided.
Priority 3: Inner subdivisions, cul-de-sacs, circles, and dead-end streets have the lowest priority of snow removal and are cleared last because of the low traffic volume on these roads. This could take 48 hours after a major storm ends.
Private lanes and private streets are not plowed by Draper City.
View the interactive map to determine plowing priorities within your area. Be sure to click the + sign next to "Snow Plow Priorities" under the "Map Contents" on the left side of the screen to expand the map legend details.
Winter On-Street Parking Rules
No person shall park or leave a vehicle or trailer on any highway between the hours of midnight and 6:00 AM, or while snow is on the street, from November 1 through April 30. Vehicles or trailers that are parked on a highway in violation of the provisions of this section may be removed at the owner's expense. (Draper City Municipal Code, Section 14-5-020)
Winter vehicle parking restrictions do not apply to residential streets where parking is prohibited with No Parking signage for the full length of one side of the street.
Snow Blowing Rules
Blowing, throwing or pushing snow from driveways and walkways into the street creates a traffic hazard and is a Draper City Code violation. Removed snow should be placed onto landscaped areas instead. (Draper City Municipal Code Section 7-13-030)
Snowplows try to avoid placing snow on sidewalks, but in some instances this is impossible. The adjacent property owner is responsible to keep sidewalks clear (DCMC Section 7-13-030). Adjacent property owners shall remove snow from the sidewalks abutting their property within 24 hours after snow has ceased falling. For snow removal concerns regarding sidewalks abutting private property, contact the Draper City Code Enforcement Officer at (801) 576-6539. For snow removal concerns regarding sidewalks abutting City property, contact the Parks Department at (801) 576-6571.
Residential Driveways/Snow Windrow
As snow plows travel along streets, the snow accumulated on the plow blade has no place to go but into driveways. This is called a snow windrow. The more snow that has fallen, the greater the snow windrow will be. The snow windrow is the residents responsibility to clear. Please pile shoveled snow on the left side of the driveway facing your home, rather than on both sides at the end of the driveway. This helps the plows to avoid carrying piles from the "upstream" side back across driveways.