Priority Snow Routes

Priority routes are plowed and treated 24 hours per day as needed during a winter weather event; other routes are plowed and treated to a passable condition during business hours. When snow reaches 4 inches, all of the City’s 1,350 lane miles are plowed and treated to a passable condition 24/7 once priority routes are near normal.  

There is no parking allowed on priority routes when snow accumulates 2 inches or more. Parking Utility staff do their best to warn drivers, but vehicles will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense if they are not moved. To be reminded of when it’s time to move cars off of priority routes, sign up for alerts at or by texting the phrase COLUMBIAPW to 888-777.

 Street or Area Description Examples
First Priority Routes Major residential and arterial streets for public safety needs

e.g., Broadway, Green Meadows Road, Vandiver Drive


Second Priority Routes Heavily traveled collector and residential streets for
Public Safety and City/school bus routes
as well as streets connecting to schools,
hospitals and other critical areas
e.g., Derby Ridge Drive, Fairview, Parkade
Third Priority Routes

To facilitate vehicle access to first/second priority routes as
well as residential neighborhoods. 

e.g., Steeple Chase, Dunbar, Keystone
Priority Areas  Downtown Streets & Priority Neighborhoods


State Response:
MoDOT Routes

Major roads in and around Columbia that are
plowed and treated by the Missouri Department of Transportation 

e.g. Highway 63, I-70, Hwy 163, Route B, Broadway, Business Loop 70, College Ave., Rangeline St., Stadium Blvd.

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