Snow Response Levels

The goal of the City of Beloit snow and ice control operation is to provide for the clearing and removal of ice and snow from city streets to assure safe travel throughout the city in a cost effective and environmentally friendly manner. 

Less than 2 inches of snowfall

  • Ice/frost control on primary routes only
  • No notification goes out

2-12 inches of snowfall

  • Full residential plow
  • Notification of a “snow emergency” alerts residents to move their cars from the streets so plows can clear the streets. All vehicles are required to move from the streets during snow emergencies

Greater than 12 inches of snow

  • Continuous plowing operations and/or chemical treatment
We also monitor conditions as to when statewide travel and the interstate is closed, as well as when Illinois travel and interstates are closed.