Snow Emergency

Snow Emergencies

From time to time, the City of Monroe must declare a snow emergency to keep main travel routes within the city clear of parked vehicles.  These streets can then be efficiently plowed by the Department of Public Service.  Snow emergencies can occur either ahead of, or in the early hours, of a snow event and are declared by the City Manager.

When a Snow Emergency is declared, parking is prohibited on the designated routes listed below.  Residents are encouraged to park on other neighboring streets until major streets have been cleared.  This allows us to better serve you in providing efficient plowing services. A Snow Emergency is essentially lifted when streets have been cleared from curb to curb.

Snow Emergency Route Map

Snow Emergency Routes List

  • Conant Avenue - Full Length
  • W. Eight Street - Roessler to Monroe
  • Elm Avenue - Full Length
  • W. Fifth Street - Union to Roessler
  • First Street - Full Length
  • Front Street - Telegraph to Winchester
  • Kentucky Avenue - Third to Plum Creek
  • LaPlaisance Road - Full Length
  • Macomb Street - Full Length
  • Monroe Street - Full Length
  • Riverview Avenue - Full Length
  • S. Roessler Street - Fifth to Front
  • Scott Street - Sixth to Front
  • E. Second Street - Monroe to Scott
  • W. Seventh Street - Full Length
  • Third Street - Full Length
  • Union Street - Eight to Fifth
  • Washington Street - Full Length
  • Winchester Street - Third to Elm

Sidewalk Snow Removal

Property owners are required to clear snow and ice from walks by 8AM on the day following end of snowfall (i.e., after the snow stops).  City Public Services may remove snow from sidewalks after 24 hours from this time, property owners will be billed a minimum charge of $25.  Please note that this is typically enforced upon complaint.

For questions about Snow Emergency routes or snow removal, please call the Department of of Public Service at 734.384.9125.

Please note: Refuse and recycling containers should NOT be placed in the roadway during the duration of the Snow Emergency. Additionally, for the safety of all, please do not let children play on the mounds of snow near the roadways. It is difficult for snowplow operators to see children.