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Snow Removal and Snow Emergency Policy

The City of Mountain Lake’s adopted snow removal and snow emergency policy is reviewed each October by the Mountain Lake City Council.

The policy lays out the process of calling and carrying out a snow emergency, and the order in which snow is removed the city’s streets and alleys.  Additional sections of the policy discuss snow pushed into the street by residents, property damage caused during snow and ice control operations and downtown winter parking restrictions.

Snow removal policy

SIGN UP FOR NIXLE – The Nixle service will notify you when the City of Mt. Lake declares a snow emergency. To receive a NIXLE alert by text sign up by sending “MTLAKEPOLICE” to 888777. For an alert by e-mail register at

Look for an image like this on our homepage and Facebook page when there is a snow emergency declared:

City of Mountain Lake
Snow Emergency Information

  1. Be aware of changing weather conditions.
  2. Vehicles left on Mt. Lake city public roadways, streets and alleys, following a Declaration of a Snow Emergency will be ticketed and could be towed.
  3. Snow emergencies generally will be declared by 9 p.m. and will take effect at midnight.
  4. Vehicles left on public roadways, streets and alleys will be ticketed and possibly towed beginning at midnight.
  5. Snow removal will begin after 3 a.m.
  6. When a snow emergency is declared vehicles must remain off a public roadway, street or alley until it is plowed curb to curb.
Where to find Snow Emergency information:

• KDOM Radio – 94.3 FM/1580 AM
• Nixle System Alert* see info on this page
• City of Mt. Lake website –