Bismarck's City Roads and Streets Department is preparing for the approaching winter storm. Anti-icing has been applied to emergency routes to reduce the ice from bonding to the pavement throughout the city.

As the winter storm begins, snow plow will be working 24 hours a day on emergency routes and major arterial streets to keep them open.

A reminder to businesses and residents: Please move vehicles off the streets to aid in snow removal operations.

According to City Ordinance, a person may not move, dump, or deposit by any means, any snow or ice accumulated on private property onto any public street, alley, or public right-of-way. The fine for this violation is up to $1,000.

It is the property owner's responsibility to clear snow around their mailbox. For cluster boxes, it is the responsibility of all the mail recipients to clear the snow from around the box.

Click here to view a snow plowing map that identifies the emergency routes and major arterial streets throughout the city.

More From Cool 98.7 FM