Snow and Ice Control
The second hilliest city in the country, Yonkers' distinctive topography presents unique challenges for the City as it responds to winter weather events.
The City of Yonkers’ snow and ice control efforts are in place to ensure that residents are safe from snow, ice and extreme cold; major arterial roadways are open, clear and safe for vehicular travel, especially emergency vehicles; and all public City streets are open, clear and safe for vehicular travel at the earliest possible time after the conclusion of a winter weather event.
Snow plowing and salting is performed by the Department of Public Works’ Street Maintenance Division. During the cold-weather months, the City monitors winter weather and roadway conditions, and is prepared to respond to a storm in a variety of ways, depending on the severity of the storm.
The City of Yonkers maintains:
- 654 lane miles of roads
- 450 dead-end streets and cul-de-sacs
- 100 bridges
- 76 parks, playgrounds and facilities
- 45 sets of stairs and 4 pedestrian bridges
There are 11 snow emergency routes
The City’s salt barn stores up 7,500 tons of salt
During a storm, the City applies 5,200 gallons of brine to 130 lane miles
Salt is applied at a rate of at least 200 pounds per lane mile
DPW utilizes a fleet of 32 large plow/salters and 12 small plow/salters.
Learn how the City of Yonkers responds to winter storms.
Know your responsibilities as a resident, homeowner, business owner and renter in the City.