Hello, community members,
with snow in the forecast would like your help to increase community awareness and preparedness for winter snow and ice events.
This coming weekend the severity of the predicted storm and snowfall could bring several inches creating potentially hazardous conditions. We encourage you to have discussions that explain and promote your workplace/organizations’ plans for winter weather. Friendly, informative discussions like these help individuals to be better prepared for snow safety at home and during their work, school, and leisure commutes.
We are asking you to promote and spread the word about the following information/resources to your employees, coworkers, friends, families, and neighbors. By working together, we can all be informed and prepared.
Please stay safe this weekend and throughout the winter.
The City of Brookings
Snow alerts and snow removal parking bans are typically issued at the accumulation of 4” of snow or more. Community members should sign up to receive snow alerts via text or email on the City of Brookings website cityofbrookings-sd.gov Get Notifications – Emergency alerts
If you see that someone has forgotten to move their car, make sure to remind them. If a snow alert or parking ban has been issued, on-street parking is not allowed. Parking on the street may result in a parking ticket or vehicle tow. The city has an alert line 605-696-SNOW (7669) that community members may call to find out if a parking band or snow alert has been issued.
Scooping safety and cooperation
Community members are responsible for snow removal on sidewalks, walkways, and sidewalk curb ramps in front of their homes. Snow must be removed from sidewalks within 48 hours of a snow event. Doing so helps to keep our community safe for individuals who use the sidewalks. It also provides a path for public safety personnel in the event of an emergency (we also recommend scooping around hydrants for this reason).
As you are clearing snow, consider those in your area who have limited mobility or a disability. Clearing snow in front of their homes may be difficult for them. We ask that you be a good neighbor and volunteer to help out.
The Brookings Police Department offers “Sand for Seniors,” which is a program that provides a bucket of sand to residents who are physically unable to get one on their own. Call (605) 692-2113
Brookings Snow/Ice Alert and Removal Info
More snow removal information is available on our website www.cityofbrookings-sd.gov/snow by clicking on this link. See our City Snow Operations Plan, and more.