When winter weather hits Jackson, crews from the Department of Public Works (DPW) are out in salt and plow trucks making sure streets are safe for drivers. The DPW targets major streets and emergency snow routes first, then clears neighborhood streets.
When there is a snow or ice event, the City of Jackson asks residents to please remove parked vehicles from streets so crews have enough space to safely clear roadways.
Residents should also be prepared for a Winter Weather Emergency. An official Winter Weather Emergency declaration from the City means residents are asked to remove parked vehicles, or in some extreme cases, stay off streets entirely until they can be cleared. If streets are blocked by downed trees and wires, City crews often have to wait for utility companies to address the problem before the street can receive attention.
The City will inform residents about these emergencies through local media outlets, the City website, social media, and the CodeRED mass communication system.