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Snow Removal

Snow Blower

Placer County provides snow removal on county roadways
outside of incorporated cities and not on state highways.

Road/Weather Conditions

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  • Tahoe area was designated by the Placer County Board of Supervisors to receive snow removal services.

Snow Berms

  • Don’t shovel or blow snow back into the roadway
  • Shovel berm next to the bank on the side of the road beyond your driveway before it freezes or is packed down.
  • Do not remove snow stakes - they are guides for snow plows
  • Place your trash cans in your driveway, behind the snow stakes
  • Mark circular or angled driveways to help snow plow operators avoid blocking them
  • Placer County utilizes “snow gates” on eight of its ten motor-graders to reduce (not eliminate) the size of driveway berms.
    • Trucks mounted with plows do not have snow gates.
    • Snow gates work best when there is less than 6” of snow on the road. 
    • Effectiveness decreases as snow depth increases. 
    • As a rule of thumb, snow gates will reduce the size of a driveway berm by one-half.
    • Snow gates are easily damaged by heavy Sierra snow. 
    • If damaged, you may see the grader continue to operate with the plow stuck in the up position. We do this to:
      • prevent further damage to the snow gate,
      • prevent the possibility of hydraulic oil leaks,
      • prevent damage to the grader that would not allow it to continue plowing. 
    • Snow gate demonstration video

Winter Parking

More Information on county snow removal

Contact Placer County Public Works Roads Division


Placer County Roads

Mailing Address

Placer County Public Works Roads Division
11428 F. Ave
Auburn, CA 95603

Office Address

Placer County Public Works Roads Division
11428 F. Ave
Auburn, CA 95603


530-581-6220 or 530-745-7565

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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