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 Nixle.com 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. There is no parking on these
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. There is no parking on these streets if accumulation reaches 2 inches, by City ordinance.
|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|| |
|Major roads in and around Columbia that are plowed and treated by the Missouri Department |
e.g. Highway 63, I-70, Hwy 163, Route B, Broadway, Business Loop 70, College Ave., Rangeline St., Stadium Blvd.
- Winter Weather Hub – Quick links to the resources you need
- What is a passable road?
- Council Snow Memo opens PDF file – Oct. 5, 2020
Call: 573.874.CITY (2489) / Email: PubW@CoMo.gov