Street Snow Routes
Casper's streets are classified as arterial, collector, and residential. Arterial streets are thoroughfares, and collector streets are the side streets that intersect thoroughfares. Collectively, Class “A,” Class “B,” and School Routes make up the Snow Emergency Route Plan. For snow and ice control the Streets Division uses the following priorities:
Class "A" Routes
- Class "A" covers emergency access routes and major arterial streets. These routes include collector streets serving hospitals, schools and other streets that may require emergency vehicle access (click here for list). De-icers will be applied to travel lanes. These streets are considered to be the minimum network which must be kept open to provide a transportation system connecting critical facilities such as hospitals, fire stations, police stations, schools, and critical city facilities.
Class "B" Routes
- Class "B" covers minor arterial and collector streets. These routes include some emergency and minor collector streets (click here for list). These streets will be serviced after Class "A" service levels are completed. De-icer will be applied only on hills, curves, signalized intersections and otherwise hazardous locations. These include all the remaining selected collectors completing the network covering the major traffic volume streets.
- School routes will be serviced as a Class "A" when school is in session (click here for list). When school is not in session, these routes will not be plowed, unless designated as a Class "B" route
Class "C" Routes
- Class "C" covers all residential streets. These streets are primarily located in residential areas. Plowing will be done on Class "C" routes where drifting or snow depth accumulations completely block traffic movement. This service will typically be performed after service on Class "A" and "B" routes is completed. Class "C" service consists of providing minimum service necessary to allow traffic to move safely at a restricted rate. De-icer may be applied at hazardous locations. Class “C’ routes that are passable are not routinely plowed, due to limited resources and budget constraints.
- Alleys will be serviced for trash truck access only. A front-end loader or small plow will make one pass through an impassable alley to allow access for trash pickup. Any snow accumulations outside the path will be the responsibility of the adjacent property owner. Except for emergency situations, impassable alleys will be cleared last.