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Winter is Here! Here's What You Need To Know Before The Snow Starts Falling
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Dear Bend Business Owner,
Winter is here! So far that’s meant chilly temps and clear skies but it won’t be long before the white stuff starts showing up here in town.
Whether you embrace winter weather or prefer to stay inside dreaming of tropical climates (guilty!), Bend residents, businesses, and city departments all play a role in ensuring folks can get around town when the snow starts falling.
Read on for more information on what you should know, as well as some winter weather resources from various City of Bend departments.
Local Policy Changes
After a record winter, the City of Bend has made some changes to snow removal policy in town. Notably, certain high traffic roads will not allow any on-street parking during declared snow emergencies.
What constitutes a snow emergency? They’ll typically coincide with private contractors being called out to aid City crews. During the declared emergency there will be a 12-hour period of time where parking will be restricted on nine streets in town. You can read more and access the list of streets subject to snow emergency parking restrictions by clicking here.
For a three-minute overview of the policy changes and other updates, check out the video below:
Business Owner Responsibilities
If you have a complaint about snow removal you can download the submission form here.If you have a streets related concern during the winter, or any time of year, you can leave a message at 541-317-3000 or fill out the online Citizen Service Request form here.
As always, if you have a question or concern related to this or any other City issue, you can always get in touch via the contact information below.
I hope you have a safe, happy holiday season and thank you for doing business in Bend!
City of Bend