- Department of Public Works
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Fishers Snow Fight
When winter weather arrives, Fishers Department of Public Works (DPW) is quickly on the scene. Snow plow crews work hard during inclement weather to ensure that residents can navigate through Fishers safely.
Snow Removal Policy
Fishers DPW prioritizes main corridors, schools, and then neighborhoods throughout the community. Additional information about plowing can be found on the Snow Removal Policy (PDF).
To request snow removal for a certain municipal street, report a concern. You can also submit a claim for snow plow damage. For questions, contact the Public Works Department at 317-595-3160 or by email.
Meet the Snow Fight Team
Winter Safely Tips
- Fishers DPW maintains the streets quickly and efficiently so that you can get home safe! Be sure to drive carefully and let our snowplow drivers to do their jobs.
- Be sure to clear all snow off of your vehicle so you can see and be seen by others!
- When it’s snowing or icy, remember to take is slow! Drive below the speed limit and leave plenty of room between you and the car in front of you!
- Many people don’t know, but it’s never smart to use cruise control on a wet surface like during the snow or after it rains.
- Nights get longer in the winter, and that means it’s more important than ever to follow correct driving etiquette. Roadkill peaks in the autumn and winter, so be on the lookout for our furry friends on your way home!
- Watch out for black ice! Roads that appear dry may actually be very slick. Slow down when approaching intersections, ramps, bridges, etc.
- Rubbing Vaseline on the inside of your car doors can prevent them from freezing over on especially cold mornings.
- Traveling in the winter means packing the essential supplies and knowing your route ahead of time. In case of dangerous weather, it’s important to let someone else know of your estimated arrival times and location.
- Store your local AAA phone number in your phone. It’s always better to be prepared for any automobile emergency
- It takes much longer to slow your car down on icy roads.
- Always remember to check the weather before leaving so you can be fully prepared!
- Leave early and give yourself plenty of time so you can reach your destination safely!
- Help the Fishers Fire Department and adopt a hydrant in your neighborhood! Shoveling around the hydrants near your home ensures that they are easily accessible in case of emergency.
- Clear at least 1 foot around your house exhaust vents and car tailpipe to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer. Prevent CO2 buildup in your house today by making sure all your vents are cleared and the air you’re breathing doesn’t make you feel dizzy or sick.
- It can be temping on chilly mornings, but don’t warm up your car in the garage. Your car releases carbon monoxide, which is odorless and extremely toxic.