Update 6:15 PM 1/19/2024...street area is now open to traffic!
Please avoid the area of North Grant from 19th Street to the Hospital. Crews are working on a water leak.
Come be a part of shaping the future of York!
See possible future ideas for the area by the interstate interchange and give your input. All ages welcome!
Interchange Area Public Input Session - January 31 - 4:30 to 6:00 PM at the Holthus Convention Center.
If you need transportation assistance to attend, call 402-362-7626 Ext 1.
Please monitor the following resources below for information regarding snow event updates for the City of York! Also below is a map of the emergency snow routes to reference. The map can be helpful in the event a snow emergency is declared for the city or a section of the city and if vehicles need to be moved off the route for snow removal operations.
As a reminder, please refrain from depositing snow or ice on public ways. Crews are out working diligently to keep arterial streets open and starting to work on residential streets.
Sec. 34-41. - Depositing snow or ice on public ways.
It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit or pile any snow or ice removed from roofs, driveways, parking lots, service stations, streets or alleys upon any sidewalk, street or alley within the city.
(Ord. No. 988, § 1, 4-13-61)
*Snow Windrow removal downtown is expected to occur during the evening of 1/10/2024. Please make sure vehicles are removed from on-street parking in the downtown area.
Black Hills Energy will be conducting work within the City Right of Way along Blackburn Avenue between 3rd street and 9th street to relocate gas utilities. This work is scheduled to begin 1/8/24 depending on the weather. Below is a message put together from Black Hills Energy for the construction process.
Black Hills Energy will soon start a multi-week construction project to relocate natural gas service lines along Blackburn Ave. to prepare for street replacement work to commence in the spring. As work progresses, contractors working with Black Hills Energy will contact customers to schedule temporary service interruption. Black Hills Energy will have team members on site to oversee the work and ensure the safety of the project. We encourage anyone who thinks they smell natural gas to follow the appropriate steps to guarantee their safety: leave the area and then call 911 or Black Hills Energy’s emergency line once at a safe location 888-890-5554.
The City of York does its best to clear streets in a timely manner in order to assure the safety of traveling citizens in the event of a winter storm. This policy is intended to provide a guideline as to how the city approaches clearing its streets, so that the traveling public may reach their destinations safely.
The removal of snow and ice from travel corridors is completed in stages. The city prioritizes streets based on public safety services, traffic volumes and functional classifications. Priority will be placed on main arterial roads, public safety services (Hospital, EMS, Fire, Police), schools and high traffic volume streets, while side streets and residential streets will be secondary. Once priority streets are sufficiently cleared, the crews will move to residential areas. Each crew member has primary and secondary routes, again placing priority on public safety services, schools and streets with high traffic volumes. The timing of plowing greatly depends on the timing of a storm and input from the local Public Safety departments. We ask that citizens be patient in the event of a storm, while we diligently work to get all streets cleared. It is the goal of this department to have all streets cleared as soon as possible from the start of plowing, depending on the weather.
The city has a snow emergency route. In the event that the Director of Public Works declares a snow emergency, all parking along the route will be prohibited. Signs are posted along this route, and a map is included below. Should a snow emergency be declared, the city will then treat that route as the first priority for snow removal. The length of time that a snow emergency last, will depend on the conditions. Once all streets on the snow emergency route are sufficiently cleared, crews will then proceed to their secondary routes. Some streets in the downtown area have insufficient space to plow snow to the side of the road. On these streets the snow is piled in the center of the road, with one lane of traffic on both sides of the snow pile. Crews will remove these piles once all other streets are cleared. This typically occurs the day following an event.
Property owners are expected to cooperate with the City's snow removal efforts. Pushing snow from driveways or sidewalks into the street is prohibited, including snow from win rows left by snow plows. Property owners are required to clear sidewalks within 24 hours from the beginning of the storm, so as to allow pedestrians/students to use the said sidewalks with safety. Occasionally, privately owned items (mailboxes, lawn sprinklers, etc.) placed on city property are damaged by snow plows. Repair of these items will not be the responsibility of the city.
The City of York, Nebraska makes every effort to remove snow from its streets as safely and efficiently as possible. Please note that this policy is intended as a guideline, and may be deviated from at the discretion of the Director of Public Works or the Street Superintendent.
It is Important to note the second attachment below relating to the newly reconstructed streets. These streets cannot receive salt applications through this first winter, as salt application will damage the concrete. There are signs in these areas that indicate "Caution Surface Not Salted". City crews will be applying an ice control gravel as necessary on the newly reconstructed streets. We urge residents to use caution and lower speeds while traveling these streets during inclement weather conditions.