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Winter weather in New England is difficult to predict. There are many variables affecting winter maintenance operations such as the type of precipitation, air and pavement temperature, traffic, wind, time of day, and day of the week. Winter maintenance is considered an art, not a science.
The City of Lebanon Department of Public Works (DPW) snow removal and ice control plan has been based for many years on the goal of obtaining bare and dry pavements at the earliest practical time following cessation of a storm.
Please keep in mind that the information found on this page is subject to change based on the number of trucks and operators available each season. Since 2008, plow runs listed in the Snow Removal Plan have been consolidated due to staff reductions. Due to the consolidation of routes, an average plow run now takes approximately 4 to 5 hours to complete. The time could be longer if equipment repairs are needed.
Additionally, there are two sidewalk tractors plowing sidewalks this season but they each have more to plow than previous years because sidewalks have been added as part of the City's Combined Sewer project.
Please keep this in mind when reviewing the City of Lebanon Winter Maintenance Snow Removal and Ice Control Plan. We appreciate your patience as we work as efficiently and effectively as possible given the resources available to us.
Additional Winter Operations Resources
Winter Parking Ban
The winter parking ban in Lebanon is in effect and enforced from December 1st to April 1st for all streets in Lebanon. There are also rules regarding City parking lots. Learn more.
Find out more about how winter sand is available for all Lebanon and West Lebanon residents.
Often referred to as "Jessica's Law," failing to clear snow and ice from the roof of your vehicle constitutes Negligent Driving and can be punished by a fine of up to $500 for the first offense. Please completely clean off your vehicle before driving.
Ice & Snow on Roofs
Tips for managing ice and snow accumulation on your roof.
Pipes & Water Meters
The following steps can help to protect your water pipes and water meter from freezing temperatures.
Property Owner Responsibilities
The following outlines the legal obligation that property owners have to keep their accessible parking spaces, access aisles and accessible routes clear of snow, ice and other obstructions.
Safe Winter Walking and Biking
The Lebanon Pedestrian and Bicyclist Advisory Committee provides the following safety information for pedestrians and bicyclists navigating icy/snowy streets and sidewalks during the winter months.
Snow Removal Feedback
Each year we perform an evaluation of snow routes and priorities and plans for upcoming years. Your feedback is always welcome.
Winter Fire Safety
Safety tips to help keep you safe during the winter months including information about heating systems.