Monday, February 11, 2013
After a good snowfall, citizens always have something to say—good or bad—about the job the city and county does with plowing. So what do you think?
In the little town of Richfield, when two or more inches of snow falls the city's plows hit the roads. Or do they? While I was perusing the City of Richfield's Facebook page last week, I stumbled upon a lively comment accusing the city of a sub-par plowing performance. "Seriously if this is what the City calls cleaning up our streets they ought to be ashamed of themselves," the citizen wrote. See the full comment in the photo box above. This reminded me of a post I received on Richfield Patch's Facebook page Jan. 28. "Plows? No plows in site in our neighborhood," Derek Brown wrote. "I hope they come and cleanup the slush before tomorrow night or we will have several inches of ice!" I've personally never given much thought to this until now…
Friday, December 7, 2012
The first heavy snowfall of the season is coming this weekend.
With a winter storm warning in effect for much of Saturday and Sunday, Richfield Patch wanted to remind residents of the city's snow parking ban ordinance, which went into effect on Nov. 1. Up to six inches are predicted to fall in the Twin Cities area. If you want to avoid a ticket or your car being towed, here are a few things to know about Richfield's snow parking ban ordinance: In addition, Richfield Public Works says it is also illegal to place your trash carts and cans in the street, alley or on the sidewalk, as this also interferes with plowing initiatives. The ordinance is in effect until April 15. If you have questions or comments about the ordinance, call 612-861-9178 for recorded information, call 612-861-9170 for Richfield …
The National Weather Service forecasts that as many as six inches of snow could fall over the weekend.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has uprgraded the weekend forecast to a Winter Storm Warning, in effect for most metro counties through Sunday afternoon. Snow should begin falling Saturday and into Sunday, but it's the 40 mph winds that has forecasters calling for "blizzard conditions" on Sunday afternoon. ***Original Tex*** The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a winter storm watch throughout central and southern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin, in effect from Saturday evening to Sunday afternoon Weather service forecasters believe as many as six inches of snow could fall on Saturday and Sunday. Windy conditions …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
While snowflakes aren't flying, Richfield's city ordinance went back into effect Nov. 1 and will last until April 15.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
After a week of heavy snow cleanup, Richfield expected to get a couple more inches along with below-zero wind chills.
The big snow of President's Day weekend dumped a ton of snow on Richfield and much of the metro area and winter isn't over yet. Another one to two inches is predicted for Saturday along with wind chills -5 and zero degrees in the evening, according to the National Weather Service website. As for Sunday, a high around 29 with wind chills between -7 and 3 degrees is expected. Richfield's snow emergency policy goes into effect as soon as two inches have fallen and Richfield Public Works recommends removing vehicles from the streets to avoid being ticketed or towed.
Monday, February 21, 2011
More snow is predicted by the National Weather Service for Monday.
Richfield received nearly 12 inches of snow by about 9 p.m. Sunday and can expect two to four more inches Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday's nearly 30 mph winds have died down a bit and Richfield Public Works crews are currently working to clear the streets. Traffic on Minnesota highways are generally free flowing, but Interstate 494 eastbound and westbound are congested in a couple areas throughout Richfield, according to the Minnesota Department Transportation (MnDOT) live metro traffic map. While more than 200 plows were out working on state roads throughout the storm, many recent crashes have been tweeted by MnDOT as well. Richfield Patch will continue to update on changing weather conditions.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Richfield Public Works prepares for snow removal
Chris Link, director of Streets and Forestry in Richfield Public Works, told Patch Sunday evening that a snow emergency exists until Feb. 21 until after streets have been plowed curb to curb. In order to avoid being ticketed or towed, speak with neighbors, landlords, or friends to make arrangements for parking your vehicle off the street, Link said. Patch will continue to update readers on current weather conditions throughout the storm.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The snow poses problems for some Richfield residents; opportunities to help for others.
With all the snow Richfield received over the past few weeks many residents, particularly senior residents, may need help digging out and cleaning up. Richfield Patch is encouraging readers to post their name and contact information in the comments section of this article if you need help with snow removal or if you are willing to help clear snow. Hopefully this will allow you to find ways to help or ways to get help. If you feel uncomfortable posting your contact information on site, contact Caitlin.Burgess@patch.com. Let's help our neighbors get through the winter.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
The Richfield snow parking ordinance has gone into effect until April 15.
Richfield Police towed 19 vehicles and wrote 59 tickets on the weekend of Saturday, Nov. 13 for violations of the city's snow parking ban ordinance. The National Weather Service is predicting a 40 percent chance of snow Monday, Nov. 22. While the possible amount is not predicted at this point, winter is here and residents should be aware of the city's protocol for clearing the roads. The Department of Public Safety posted a public notice detailing the ordinance. Important information to know is: 1) The parking ban on streets is effective from Nov. 1 to April 15. 2) The ban takes effect after two or more inches of snowfall. 3) Snow removal crews can begin plowing and Police can begin tagging and towing at any time after the snowfall…