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Snow and Ice Control

Policy
Snow and ice are natural occurring elements and this policy is a guideline as to how the Street Department deals with these natural elements on city streets and sidewalks. The city will provide such control in a safe and cost effective manner, keeping in mind safety, budget, personnel and environmental concerns. The city will use their employees, equipment, and/or private contractors to provide this service.

The Policy determines when to commence snow or ice control operations, the schedule of plowing, winter parking restrictions, and Public Right-of-Way requirements.

Complete Snow and Ice Control Policy

Snow Removal Laws and Facts
Winters can be challenging for many of us. But when the snow begins to fall the Street Division sets their snow and ice removal operation plan into motion. Read more.

Snow Removal

 
Emergency Notification - Welcome to the City of Elk River CodeRED 
CodeRED is an automated notification system the city uses to call residents with a recorded message. CodeRED can reach Elk River residents by residential phone, business phone or cell phone. It will make three attempts to contact citizens and will leave messages in voicemail boxes and on answering machines. Emergency managers can send a message to the entire city or to a selected area.

Code Red

Sign up today
The only way to be sure your information is entered into the CodeRED system is to sign up for the notifications. To include your contact information in the CodeRED system, click here. You will be asked to provide your phone number and home address so that notifications made only to selected neighborhoods are accurate. Your information will only be used for CodeRED notification purposes. If you are unable to sign up online, call 763.635.1000.

What is CodeRED used for?

CodeRED alerts are issued for a variety of situations, including natural disasters, terrorism threats, gas leaks, snow emergencies and severe weather, water contamination, chemical spills, missing child alerts, tornado's, flash flooding, etc.