City of Altoona Public Works Department Winter Weather Information
In most circumstances, the job of widening streets and intersections takes place after the snow has stopped and all of the streets are passable. The City Highway Crew will continue to monitor the streets for areas that need to improve for the safe passage of vehicles. Removal of snow from bridge sidewalks, storm grates and other City-owned facilities are also completed during this time period. The City Highway Crew will continue to monitor "refreeze". This occurs when higher daytime temperatures melt the snow pack. This refreezes and turns to ice overnight, causing dangerous conditions.