Due to the generally short duration of snow and ice accumulations in central Oklahoma, the City of Stillwater has purchased a limited number of snow-removal vehicles and equipment.
First priority is principal arterials, which includes clearing access to Stillwater Medical Center’s Emergency Room, fire stations and Oklahoma State University. Principal arterials include sections of Main Street, Duck Street, Boomer Road, Washington Street and Downtown Stillwater.
Second priority is selected minor arterials. These are heavily traveled (usually four-lane) streets.
Third priority is selected collector streets. These are busy streets that “collect” traffic from neighborhoods and provide access to principal and minor arterials.
City crews do not have the resources to clear residential streets or driveways blocked by plowed snow.
Depending on the type of accumulation and available equipment and/or crews, residents may see city workers clearing parking lots and completing other snow-removal activities before the priority streets are cleared.
All property owners are required to clear sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours after a snowfall ends.
Winter storms may increase the appearance of potholes. Residents are encouraged to report potholes online at stillwater.org using the “Assistance Request” link and selecting “Street Maintenance.”
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining State Highway 51 (6th Avenue) and U.S. 177 (Washington Street to Richmond Road to Perkins Road).
Oklahoma State University is responsible for all streets and sidewalks within its border, except for sections of Hall of Fame Avenue and Western Road.