City Offers Practical Help for Winter Preparedness

As the city prepares for the season’s first snowfall, the City of Sioux Falls reminds residents of the communication tools available to stay informed.

Sign up for snow alerts by texting “snowalert” to 888-777 to receive notification of plans to plow City streets by zone. That means parking restrictions go into effect, and vehicles on streets are subject to ticketing and towing at the owner’s expense.

Snow alert messages are sent only to people who have opted into the messaging system. Individuals enrolled in the City’s previous alert system will continue to receive snow alert text messages. Standard carrier text fees may apply.

Use the City’s mobile app (OneLink) to report snow removal concerns. This includes street sanding requests, sidewalk snow/ice removal and issues with snow gates, and requests for plows to make an additional pass on a street to clear snow. The OneLink app offers users the option to upload a photo from a mobile device and attach GPS coordinates with their submission along with a brief description.

A City employee will advise when the issue is scheduled and/or has been resolved. The app helps residents stay up-to-date on issues in their area by allowing users to see what problems have already been reported.

Visit the City’s website――for updates and information about street and sidewalk snow removal. The website also includes information on how to subscribe to snow alert notifications, a snow zones map, information about snow alert regulations, tips on how to stay safe this winter, and much more.

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