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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The City of Watertown has received more than 2” of snow. Therefore, the Watertown Street Department is currently (Saturday, March 9th, 2019) plowing & sanding Highways & Emergency Snow Routes followed by city Avenues. Please be aware that the Watertown Street Department is estimating being completed with Highways & Emergency Snow Routes at approximately 8 PM (Saturday, March 9th, 2019). Upon completion of Highways & Emergency Snow Routes, we will begin plowing residential Avenues.
Sunday, March, 10th, 2019 the Watertown Street Department will be working on drifted areas as needed throughout the day.
Starting at 3 AM, Monday, March 11th, 2019, the Watertown Street Department will be plowing & sanding the Downtown Business District followed by city Streets.
Downtown Business Owners: Please assist the Watertown Street Department by cleaning off your sidewalks before3 AM, Monday, March 11th, 2019.
The Watertown Police Department is asking that residents be reminded of the ticketing process for snow removal. Please see below.
Streets are plowed on: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
Avenues are plowed on: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Please assist the Watertown Street Department by not parking on the roadways during the time that roadway is scheduled to be plowed. Parking on streets, avenues, or snow routes during the days they are scheduled to be plowed will result in a $40 fine (fine doubles to $80 if not paid in 3 days). There is also a fine for blowing snow into the street from a driveway or sidewalk.
Officers will do same day ticketing of vehicles blocking the snow plows from clearing the City’s streets and avenues. If the obstructing vehicles remain on the street longer than 24 hours after being plowed around, it will be towed at the expense of the owner.
The Watertown Street & Police Department appreciates the cooperation and understanding of residents in removing cars to provide for effective snow removal on City streets.
To receive text or e-mail alerts regarding snow removal, please go to http://www.watertownsd.us/index.aspx, click on Notify Me, sign in, proceed to News Flash, and select Snow Removal and Ice Management. If you have any questions, please contact the Street Department at 882-6207.