FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Watertown Street Division is currently (Tuesday, December 29th, 2020) plowing & sanding Highways, Emergency Snow Routes, Willow Creek Drive, South Bypass & Lake Kampeska high traffic roadways. Snow is forecasted to end on Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 at approximately midnight with accumulations possible up to 3” of snow. Therefore, starting at 5 AM on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 the Watertown Street Division will be re-plowing & re-sanding Highways & Emergency Snow Routes followed by city Streets. Contracted help will also be plowing the Lake Kampeska roadways, Willow Creek Drive & the South Bypass.
Starting at 3 AM on Thursday, December 31st, 2020 we will be plowing & sanding the Downtown Business District followed by city Avenues.
If additional accumulation/blowing occurs and the Street Superintendent deems it necessary, the Watertown Street Division may alter this plan to re-plow & re-sand high priority roadways such as Highways & Emergency Snow Routes.
Downtown Business Owners: Please assist the Watertown Street Division by cleaning off your sidewalks before 3 AM, December 31st, 2020.
The Watertown Police Department has asked that we remind residents of the ticketing process for snow removal. As requested, the information is listed 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.