Snow Policy and Procedures

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Night snow removal in Downtown Helena

In 2000, encouraged by the Helena City Commission, our city streets division created a snow and ice control plan to provide the general public and City officials with insight into the complexity of snow and ice control operations. It also summarize policies and procedures to be followed by City personnel.

The plan is reviewed and updated as new insights, tools, and implementation ideas are recognized and tested.

To view our current snow and ice plan, click here.

Tow-plow vehicle

The Montana Department of Transportation provides snow plowing and traction control on State maintained traffic routes through Helena. These include:


  • Euclid Avenue
  • Montana Avenue
  • Prospect Avenue
  • Eleventh Avenue
  • Cedar Street
  • Custer Avenue

Private drives and parking lots are the responsibility of property owners.

To report a problem on roads maintained by the Montana Department of Transportation, click here.