When it Snows, We Are Ready!
The City is divided into six snow plowing routes with trucks, motor graders and loaders assigned to routes. Each driver has a specific route to plow and does not salt on the way through his assigned route. Salting along the way actually causes delays and interferes with the overall snow plowing plan. Keeping each driver to his assigned route is the best and most efficient way to get all of the cities streets plowed in the shortest amount of time.
There are approximately 80 lane miles of roadway in Brandon, so please be patient. Our crews are dedicated and well trained and will have the streets plowed as quickly as possible. Major streets are plowed first, secondary and residential streets next.
We DO NOT plow the State or County Roads:
Intersections where there are traffic signals, stop signs, and hills, are treated next.
If you believe your curbside mailbox was damaged by a City snowplow, call the Department of Public Works at 605-582-2273. If the damage was from equipment directly hitting the mailbox, necessary repairs or replacement will be made without charge. For snow damage you will be reimburse a maximum of $70.00 towards your repair cost. Remember: Mailboxes must be installed and constructed in accordance with post office regulations.No Parking Please:
Help us help you by keeping parked cars off the street when snow removal operations are in progress. City ordinance prohibits parking on streets when 3 inches of snow has fallen on city streets. Illegally parked cars which are interfering with snow plowing operations will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. Cars are towed only when absolutely necessary and then every effort is made to tow the vehicle to a nearby location. If you find that you car has been towed, call the Police Department at 605-582-6125 for information on its location.
Shoveling Your Sidewalk:
Keep an AM/FM battery-operated radio nearby. Be sure the batteries are fresh, and stock an extra supply of canned goods, powdered milk, tea, coffee, or hot cocoa mix.
Keep emergency phone numbers near the telephone. Have an ample supply of any necessary medication.
Use special care to eliminate potential fire hazards. Guard against overheated wood or oil-burning stoves, fireplaces, heaters, or furnaces. Stay indoors if at all possible; avoid overexertion if you must go out. Several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight warm clothing are best. Being able to add or subtract layers will reduce the risk of perspiring and then chilling.
If There Is An Emergency: