Snow Response

In the winter, you can see us spreading salt, plowing, and melting and hauling away snow. But for us, snow response is a year-round process. We plan and organize months before winter weather conditions strike. And we are continually evaluating our productivity, success, and strategies.

Clearing Snow and Ice

We clear snow and ice from city streets, but property owners are responsible for shoveling their sidewalks. Property owners MUST clear a path that is at least four feet wide so that people can safely pass. Find out more about the legal requirements for clearing snow and ice.

Make a Snow or Ice Complaint


We begin plowing every single street in NYC as soon as two inches of snow has fallen. During snow events, you can track our snow removal progress citywide. Track our snow removal with PlowNYC.

Read our Snow Operations FAQ.