Maple Grove plows approximately 300 miles of city roadway and 700 cul-de-sacs using various types of equipment. Plowing or salting operations begin when road conditions make driving difficult and are also dependent upon time of day, current snow depth, and forecast.
Arterial and collector streets are plowed on a priority basis followed by residential streets. Cul-de-sacs are plowed curb-to-curb using front-end loaders or smaller plow trucks after residential streets are cleared.
Plowing of sidewalks or paths near schools is given plowing precedence, followed by sidewalks adjacent to major thoroughfares and secondary pathways. View a map of the sidewalks that are plowed by the city.
Hennepin County clears the snow and ice from the county roads within Maple Grove. For issues related to snow removal on a county road, please call 612-596-0299. View a simplified online map of county roads.
- Parking on city streets is prohibited following a snowfall of 2" or greater until the roadway has been cleared curb-to-curb.
- Per Minnesota state statute, it is unlawful to plow snow onto the road.
- Parking on city streets is prohibited from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. year-round.
- Place all recycling bins, garbage bins, basketball hoops, and all other obstructions at least 5' into the driveway to lessen the possibility of damage or tipping during snowplowing.
- The owner and/or the occupant is required to clear the sidewalks in front of or adjacent to their property within 12 hours after the snow has stopped falling. (Ordinance Sec. 14-126)
- The placement of the mailbox in relation to the curb is very important in avoiding possible damage to the mailbox and/or post. Maple Grove follows the United States Postal Service guidelines when it comes to mailbox placement. These guidelines are as follows:
- Mailboxes, as well as any accessory paper boxes, must be mounted at a minimum height of 41 inches above the street level to reduce the possibility of damage during winter snowplowing operations.
- Place your mailbox 6 to 8 inches behind the grass/concrete curb edge. The front of the mailbox should be installed behind the back edge of the concrete curb. This will allow the snowplow blade to pass under the mailbox and in front of the post without causing damage. In addition, mailbox posts should be in good condition and not rotted or rusted.
- Paper boxes mounted below mailboxes do not allow for snow equipment to pass under and can cause an indirect hit to the mailbox. Paper boxes will not be fixed when being struck and/or mounted lower than USPS recommendations.
- It is the responsibility of the homeowner to clear snow around the mailbox. The city will not replace mailboxes or posts damaged due to the weight of the snow.
For more information and tips, watch the CCX Media new story about Maple Grove snow removal.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Public Works at 763-494-6370.