Winter Snow & Ice Removal

The City of McPherson believes that it is in the best interest of the residents for the City to assume basic responsibility for ice and snow control on city streets. Reasonable ice and snow control is necessary in order to maintain routine travel and emergency services.

The city will provide such control in a safe and cost effective manner, keeping in mind safety, budgets, personnel and environmental concerns. The City will use city employees and equipment, and/or private contractors, to provide services.

Snow Removal Protocols
In all “snow and ice operations,” the first priority will be to open and maintain traffic in those routes designated as Priority A streets. Other priorities will be Priority B and C, in order. When Priority A streets are serviced and can be maintained in an acceptable condition, efforts will move to Priority B streets, and so forth.

In extreme conditions, Priority A streets may absorb the majority of the snow and ice control efforts, and some time may pass before attention can be given to Priority B streets, and so forth for Priority C streets.

To find out what priority level your street is considered, view the McPherson Snow Removal Map (PDF).
To learn more about the snow and ice removal procedure, view the McPherson Snow and Ice Removal Policy (PDF).