Snow Removal

Winter is here!

Dear Victor Residents,

 We hope this message finds you safe and well. The Victor Public Works Department would like to address the unexpected weather conditions and subsequent challenges faced during yesterday's rapid warming, which had a significant impact on the snow-covered streets.

 The valley experienced an unusual and swift temperature increase that led to the rapid melting of accumulated snow on our roadways. While the warming event was anticipated, the rapid deterioration of the snow floor caught our experienced crew by surprise, and we'd like to recognize the inconvenience it may have caused for residents and commuters. Establishing and maintaining a snow floor protects City equipment and delays the costly replacement of plow blades. Therefore, at the start of the winter season, residents can expect higher snow accumulation in the streets than is customary later in the season. Likewise, the City avoids plowing in early spring to preserve the snow floor. 

 Public safety is our top priority, and in line with established protocols, our standard practice is to initiate plowing operations during nighttime hours when traffic is minimal. However, the abrupt change in weather conditions posed a unique challenge, pitting long-standing plow policies prioritizing public safety against the inconvenience of slush-filled streets. In this instance, the city adhered to its long-standing plowing policy, but we believe it is important to recognize that doing so left many residents frustrated.

 As always, we are actively monitoring weather forecasts and implementing proactive measures to minimize confusion during similar events in the future. In the meantime, we ask for your continued cooperation and understanding as we work diligently to remove snow from our streets while ensuring the safety of our community. Also, we'd like to take this opportunity to direct people to our snow removal policy on our website, Policies ( , as it contains important information about plowing city streets.

 For any concerns or inquiries, please feel free to contact our Public Works Department at 208.787.2940, extension 3, or email us at . Your feedback is valuable to us, and we appreciate your understanding as we strive to enhance our services for the benefit of the entire community.

 Thank you for your patience and cooperation.


The City of Victor


December 11, 2023