After last winter’s historic storm, which saw more than 41″ in total snowfall in December, Mayor Dave Bronson has released a revamped Snow & Ice Control Plan to the public with the aim of keeping Anchorage residents safe and mobile during future adverse weather conditions.

The Snow & Ice Control Plan focuses on efficient snow removal, enhanced communication, and community engagement to address the challenges posed by winter weather. 

Bronson’s plan will add $1.5 million to bolster the snow plowing and removal process. “This extra financial backing, along with changes to the contracting process and enhancement of executive power in the case of a snow or ice emergency, will allow the municipality more flexibility for quick and responsible snow removal operations,” a statement from the mayor’s office explains.

As part of the revamped approach, the Maintenance and Operations department will use the RAVE Mobile Safety app to push notifications to the public about snow removal during a snow emergency in order to keep the public informed about snow plowing and hauling operations and remind residents of standard housekeeping of streets in residential areas. 

‘Snow Removal’ page has been added to the mayor’s website. From there, residents can find the official snow removal plan, a map outlining municipal-owned and operated roads, sidewalks, a link to sign up for RAVE Mobile Safety push notifications, and information about the Maintenance and Operations hotline to report issues with snow plowing.

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Mayor Bronson revamps Anchorage’s snow removal plan in wake of last winter’s storm

Joel Davidson
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  • Neil DeWitt says:

    That’s great! I’m sure someone will still have a complaint. How about Eagle River? In the 70’s I’m under tge understanding that this bedroom community rejected the box blade for driveways. Back then it wasn’t a problem. Today with way, way more people and snow it’s a real pain if your not home when the plow comes by to immediately go out and shovel your drive you end up with a 3-4 foot berm of ice. With that we with little cars can’t get over it and as older retired adults can’t chip it out. How about Anchorage looking into a box blade for us in Eagle River. At least for us handicapped older adults?

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Eagle River has always been on the short end of the stick for services as far back as I can remember. I do not think that people back in the 1970s enjoyed their driveways blocked in anymore than they do now, especially since most people back then had two wheel rear wheel drive. Just out of curiosity, did someone tell you that the people of the Chugiak-Eagle River rejected the box blade?