In Sioux Falls, the plows have been out since Thursday night and they won't be coming off the streets anytime soon as the state's largest city is under a snow alert.
And it’s been so far, so good for city streets. They are wet right now because of the salt and chemicals city workers use to clear the roads off.
City crews have been making sure the main roads in Sioux Falls stay clear; they’ve been staying on top of those streets since the snow began to fall at 5 p.m. Thursday night.
But, crews haven’t made it to all streets yet; many side streets are still snow-packed and that’s making travel a little difficult in those areas.
This is only the second snow alert this season in Sioux Falls. The first one is December 28, 2012. And it’s the first time in two year that Sioux Falls has received six inches or more of snow. The last time that happened was December 2010.
When there is a snow alert, crews plow from curb to curb on every single street in the city. If you don't move your car, it could be ticketed and towed.
Plows are already out in zone three on Friday. They'll start clearing east-west streets in zone two beginning at 8 p.m. Friday and north-south streets at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Crews will move to zone one on Sunday morning at 1 a.m.