We all enjoy residing in Nibley City and snow is one thing that makes it beautiful here. The goal of Nibley’s snow removal program is to quickly and efficiently provide safe and clear roadways as soon as possible after a snow storm.
All city streets have been categorized according to priority. Priority is based upon the volume of traffic and the number of homes served by that road. The highest priority is given to arterial streets, which include routes to schools, businesses, churches and are the primary connectors to residential areas. Collector streets are the next priority and are primarily residential streets. Cul-de-sacs, dead ends and parking lots, are the next priority. Please keep in mind that the duration and intensity of storms are big factors. During major storms, city crews are often only able to maintain the highest priority roads until the storm subsides and crews are able to move onto secondary roads.
Highest Priority Streets:
Nibley Park Ave
Roads that Nibley City does not maintain:
The City does not plow private streets, roads in unincorporated Cache County, or state highways, which are maintained by UDOT.
You can also call Cache County Dispatch for any road emergency at (435) 753-7555.
There are more than 60 cul-de-sacs in Nibley, with more being added every year. Please understand that the low amount of traffic in cul-de-sacs means that they are lower priority. Depending on the intensity and duration of the storm, crews start on cul-de-sacs once the arterial roads are cleared and crews have moved onto collector roads. Cul-de-sacs have limited space for snow removal vehicles to operate, so they are plowed with our smaller equipment, such as backhoes and pickup trucks. Limited space also means that, if there are cars parked on the street, the cul-de-sac might not be plowed at all because our equipment cannot safely maneuver around the cars. Also, there is limited space to pile snow in cul-de-sacs, so it will end up on park strips. Some will get more than others.
Our Crews, Equipment, and Materials
The Nibley City Street Maintenance Division has 9 crew members who help with snow removal. The Division has 3 plows with sanders, 2 pickup trucks with sanders, 2 backhoes, 1 front-end loader, and two smaller sidewalk pieces of equipment. The plows spread a mixture of red and white salt from the rear of the truck. We no longer use sand in this mixture due to EPA mandated storm water regulations.
Be Aware of our Equipment
A loaded snow plow weighs as much as 10 small cars. They need more room to stop, especially during storms. Even if you have the right-of-way, the plow might not be able to stop if you pull out in front of them. Please wait a few more seconds and let the plow go by first before pulling out (you’ll have a nice plowed surface to drive on, too). The plows spread salt from the back of the truck, so be sure to allow at least 50 feet between you and the plow so that your vehicle is not damaged by flying material, and so you do not impede the application of salt. Do not allow children to play near the street while plows are out. Do not build snow forts near the street because a snow plow can cause the fort to collapse. Please remove basketball stands, and all other objects from the roadways. Please keep trees trimmed to allow plows to freely pass by.
Vehicles and Garbage Cans in the Road
Cars and garbage cans are the most common obstacles for snow plow operators. It is against Nibley City Ordinance 11.02.040 to park a vehicle on any street or city owned parking lot between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. from November 1 through April 1. This ordinance also states that no vehicles or trailers shall be parked on the street for more than 21 hours at a time, unless permitted. Please note that it is the local resident’s responsibility to inform out of town guests about parking regulations. Also, please do not put your garbage and recycling cans out until the morning of your collection day, and remove them from the street that evening. Keeping the road clear of vehicles and garbage cans will help our operators clear the entire roadway, which is crucial in preventing snow and ice buildup.
As a courtesy to your neighbors and others, please keep the sidewalk in front of your home or business free of snow and ice. Clearing sidewalks is especially important to assist those with mobility challenges, such as residents with disabilities or advanced age. Nibley City Ordinance 13.02.020 requires all owners and occupants in Nibley City to maintain public sidewalks and bus stops adjacent to their property in a safe condition for travel, requiring prompt removal of snow, ice, sleet and other obstructions as necessary.
- Please shovel the public sidewalk on all sides of your property the full width of the sidewalk down to the bare pavement.
- If you have a corner property, please clear pedestrian accesses at the corners and crosswalks to the section of the street cleared by the snow plow.
- Please pile snow into your yard or park strip. It is against Nibley City Ordinance to shovel snow into streets.
- Are there neighbors on your street who are elderly, disabled, or may have a hard time shoveling for any reason? Work with your neighbors to ensure your entire block is safe and accessible.
- Arrange for someone to shovel while you are on vacation.
Nibley City does plow some sidewalks, based on Safe Routes to School. Click Here for a map of those sidewalks.
Do Not Put Snow Back into the Street
Please do not throw or push snow into the street with a snowblower, 4wheeler, shovel, or any other means. This creates dangerous bumps and/or icy spots in the road that can turn into hard bumps or slick spots, causing accidents and property damage for citizens and snow plow operators.
Note to Contractors
Contractors clearing parking lots for townhomes, senior homes, schools, churches, businesses, etc. need to be aware that the snow from those areas must stay on that property. Do not push the snow out into the road or onto someone else’s property. Contractors must also have a business license.