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Department of Public Works’ (DPW) Operations Division is responsible for snow and ice control in Marion County, including  approximately 7,300 lane miles with around 3,200 of those miles accounting for main thoroughfares. Residential lane miles include an additional 4,100 lane miles which may be cleared using contractors when snow/ice accumulates more than 6 inches.

DPW is also responsible for clearing ADA ramps and removing snow within the Downtown Mile Square. Crews plow and treat the City’s greenways trails, including the Monon Trail, as well as parking areas and walking paths at Indy Parks properties.​


Stay ahead of the storm! Know our plan for each weather event in seconds by following Snow Force on Twitter or see what streets have already been plowed by accessing the Indy Snow Force Viewer.

You can also sign up for email alerts on current road conditions and updates on snow fights!



1. MAJOR THOROUGHFARES: Snow Force begins plowing major city streets (thoroughfares) first because they are the link to fire, police and other emergency services. Many Indy residents and commuters depend on these streets daily, especially during rush hour. Examples: Keystone Avenue, Washington Street and Fall Creek Parkway

2. SECONDARY STREETS: Roads in this category feed into our primary routes but are not as heavily traveled. Examples: Southeastern Avenue, Mithoeffer Road and Ditch Road​

3. RESIDENTIAL AREAS: When the city receives more than 6 inches of snow, DPW activates contractors to plow residential areas. Residential streets are not salted and contractors do not additionally plow in areas where Homeowner Associations provide snow removal service


Snow Force Facts, information about clearing Sidewalks in the winter and questions about Parking​ during snow fights can be found by clicking on the links on the left side of this page. ​