Snow Operations

Snowtifications Name-a-Plow 2023-24 - Submit a name!

  1. Dark shades of blue landscape with snow and cut-out snow plows
  2. Join us this winter and help give names to some of our awesome city snow plows! 

    Now through Dec. 15, submit as many name suggestions as you'd like! After the submission period closes, we will be back with a form that allows you to vote for your top names!

    We will roll out the new names later this winter.

    Please note: We will not consider names that are obscene, profane, discriminatory, or otherwise inappropriate.

  3. (Optional, so we can publicly celebrate you if your name is chosen.)

  4. Do you live in the City of Battle Creek?
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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.

In early 2022 we added a new service called SnowPaths (also linked on the left side of this page). This is a map system connected to GPS on city plow trucks. Using color-coded lines, the map shows when city streets were last plowed, in four- to eight-hour increments. 
Neighbors can zoom to street level by entering their street address – and must use “Battle Creek” or their zip code – or allow SnowPaths to use your device’s location.

Questions or comments? Send them to 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
  8. City sections
  9. Clearing snow

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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 -

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.