Snow and Ice Operations

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(Updated  Monday, 12/30/19 at 2:10 p.m.)

Current Response Level: 0

Levels of Response

Factors considered when establishing response efforts include snowfall rate and accumulation, moisture content, temperature, time of day, workweek or weekend, wind velocity, and the duration of the storm. Resources will be allocated to provide a cost effective response appropriate to the weather conditions. The majority of operations will consist of sanding with plowing occurring when snow levels reach two inches and accumulating. With all resources deployed, it will take approximately 30 to 40 hours to clear the City’s 320 lane miles of streets after the snow stops accumulating.

Five levels of response (operation) are planned for as outlined below:

Level 1 Limited sanding 2 Trucks/sanders
Level 2 Full sanding 7 Trucks/sanders
Level 3 Limited Plowing (priority routes, high elevations) 6 Trucks plows/sanders
Level 4

Full City plowing (residential & priority routes, all elevations)

10 pieces of equipment, sustained operations
Level 5 Snow removal/clean-up (berm removal downtown only, 6th St from Black Butte to Forest Ave.) Travel loader plus dump


Sander & Plow GPS Tracking

Sanders and plows operated by the City of Redmond are tracked via GPS to monitor progress and assigned zone coverage. Please click here to view the GPS map, with a 2-hour delay.

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2019/2020 Snow & Ice Control Plan

During inclement weather, the Transportation Division will make every effort to maintain the traffic flow in the City of Redmond to as near normal driving conditions as possible in an expeditious and cost effective manner.


The City prioritizes streets for plowing and sanding operations based on traffic volume, public safety, and access to emergency facilities and schools. 

General priorities during a storm event (two inches and accumulating) are arterials and collectors with special attention to emergency service routes, school bus routes and public transit routes.  Certain residential streets are included as a priority based on chronic icing problems such as at hills, curves or intersections that are likely to cause traffic crashes.  These priority streets total approximately 100 lane miles depending on school schedule.

Non-priority residential streets will be addressed after the priority streets have been cleared. Initial plowing operations on residential streets will be limited to opening two lanes of travel until all streets have been addressed.  Once initial coverage across the city has been completed, plowing operations will continue with an intent of achieving curb to curb coverage.  These residential streets total approximately 220 lane miles.   

Storm Drain & Hydrant Map

Keeping storm drains clear of snow, ice, and debris  allows for proper drainage of melting snow and can prevent pooling or localized flooding on streets. Keeping fire hydrants clear of snow assists firefighters to locate hydrants quickly during a fire. Use this map to locate hydrants and storm drains near you.

Click here for Snow and Ice Control Tips, including information to reduce snow berms and the "second shovel "of your driveway.

Click here for Redmond's Current Weather.



The City of Redmond Transportation Division works hard to maintain the streets during conditions of snow and ice.  To report problems, please use the following numbers:

Monday-Friday 7:00 am-4:00 pm - (541) 504-2000
After Hours/Weekends/Holidays  - (541) 317-3472*

*This number will connect you to a dispatch service who will contact on-call staff at the Public Works Department. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 



Brad Haynes, Street Operations Manager -  (541) 504-2033

Email: **

**Email is monitored Monday through Friday during business hours (except holidays). During major snow and ice events, crews are clearing streets and will reply to your message at their first available opportunity.