RCKC Winter Operations

UPDATE: Please read the post below in response to this weekend’s storm:

Good morning!  We wanted to provide a public service winter maintenance update:

Our crews have been working all weekend, however now that the snow event has ceased we can now fully begin the cleanup process.   We are getting calls this morning from subdivision and plat streets.  At this time, we are still concentrating on the 1 – 3 priorities below.  Our goals is to get to all of these roadways at minimum once to try to get the snow and slush cleared before the weather temperatures drop.  Again, we appreciate your patience and Drive Slow in Ice & Snow – Please drive slow for conditions, give our plows room, and please be patient after the storm as we will get to our roads for winter maintenance.  We want, what everyone wants – roads cleared as soon as possible safely!

As you are aware, we must put our primary winter maintenance operations on roads with the most traffic and higher speeds.  The snow removal priorities:

  1. Snow route roads (map on website)
  2. Balance of primary roads
  3. Through local roads
  4. Subdivision or plat streets
  5. Dead-end and cul-de-sac roads

Every-day service is provided to priorities 1, 2 & 3 during snow events.  Every other day service is the goal for plat streets, dead-end and cul-de-sac roads.  If a storm is long lasting or a second storm starts before clean up on priorities 4 & 5 have been completed, crews will return to priorities 1, 2 & 3.


December 8, 2016

Please read the below news release regarding the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County’s winter operations. There are some great reminders about prioritizing snow removal, plats, driveways, and more.

http://Public Service Message Regarding RCKC Winter Maintenance Operations.