City street crews are plowing snow from residential areas this evening (Tuesday, February 12, 2019). Starting at midnight tonight, plowing operations will move to downtown and school zones. Per winter protocols, we will continue to monitor street conditions and weather forecasts.The City of Ellensburg provides winter care for our roads. The city is divided into six plowing sections, and there are three priority levels that guide crew’s work. First priority goes to primary arterials and streets which buses use to reach public schools. Second priority is secondary arterials and the downtown core area. All remaining streets are third priority. Under normal snowfall conditions, all roads within the city are plowed using the aforementioned priority basis.How you can help winter road crews· Park vehicles in driveways or parking areas off the main streets· If you don’t have a regular off street parking area, consider moving your car when there is 4 inches of snow, and snow continues to fall.· Maintain snow removal of your sidewalks, and driveways. People who push snow from a parking lot onto public rights-of-way may be fined $250 plus the cost of snow removal.