Snow and Ice Control Program
On average, the City of Pittsburgh gets about 41 inches of snow every winter. Safely navigating our city during winter weather events
is everyone’s responsibility and the City of Pittsburgh strives to do it’s best to keep us all moving and to help Pittsburghers connect
with neighbors in need.
During a snow and ice event, the City’s main goal is to keep vehicular traffic moving on Pittsburgh's 1,031 miles of streets plus the
trails and neighborhood steps. To accomplish this goal, our Department of Public Works' fleet is equipped with plows and computerized
The Department of Public Works treats roadways according to street classifications that help make road treatment efforts more
- Meet Public Safety Needs: Maintain passable roadways to hospitals, schools, fire and police stations.
- Commerce: Ensure access to large and small businesses.
- Convenience: Enable travel along residential streets and alleyways
Snow Plow Press Conference - 1.16.15