Snow Operations

Our Field Services Division crews -- and other staff who jump in when needed -- are involved in snow operations across the city generally from November until March.

This page contains plenty of information to keep you in-the-know about how we manage snow and ice. Take a look at our snow operations brochure, read through the FAQ and check out our social media accounts for weekly tips and reminders to help everyone get through the winter as smoothly and safely as possible.

Questions or comments? Send them to PublicInput@battlecreekmi.gov or give a call to the Field Services Division at 269-966-3507. 

Click the image below for a downloadble & printable brochure!

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  1. Snowtifications
  2. Mailboxes
  3. Basketball hoops
  4. Snow stakes
  5. Truck 903
  6. Plowing priorities
  7. Salt/sand

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Snowtifications are the weekly tips and reminders, related to snow operations, typically posted to city social media on Tuesdays.

We hope these help you learn more about our Field Services crew, and what it takes to clear snow in a city our size. Please read and share, and let us know if you have additional questions - PublicInput@battlecreekmi.gov

Quick tips & information



  • To find which of the 13 maintenance sections of the city you live in, head over to our web page of section maps.
  • We have 300 miles of roads in the city that we maintain. That's 90 major roads, 205 local, and 34 state trunklines.
  • We often plow in tandem or in a convoy, especially on major roads. When you see multiple plows driving together, please don't cut in. This is dangerous for all vehicles.
  • The city does not have residential parking rules except in the declaration of a snow emergency.