If it snows, when will I see plows in Carmel?

Up to 3″ of Snow
When there is up to three inches of snow, the Carmel Street Department salts and/or plows only the main streets such as Range Line Road, Main Street, Gray Road, Spring Mill Road, 116th Street and secondary streets such as Brookshire Parkway, Lakeshore Drive East and West, Adios Pass and Avian Way.

It takes approximately 24 hours to plow all 460 miles of streets and over 1,100 cul-de-sacs in the City of Carmel.

3″ or More of Snow
If there is three or more inches of snow, main and secondary streets are salted and/or plowed as the snow falls. After the majority of the snowing, blowing, or sleeting has ceased, a complete city plow is started with every street in the City being plowed. Please keep in mind that cul-de-sacs are not always plowed out completely. This is usually only done when the snowfall is significantly more than 3 inches. Salting is routinely done only on main and secondary streets. Bridges, hills and intersections are salted as needed.


Authored by Laura Campbell, Kevin Rider, Jeff Worrell, Tim Hannon, Sue Finkam, Bruce Kimball, Miles Nelson, Anthony Green and Adam Aasen.