As sleeting or icing begins, the Street Department will sand the busiest intersections first on the Hampton, Cockrell Hill, Pleasant Run, and Belt Line Road corridors; then they will sand the remaining intersections; followed by bridges and major roads with steep grades. For ice events lasting longer than two days, major roads such as Cockrell Hill, Hampton, and Belt Line may be sanded the entire length (as resources permit). Belt Line Road is a State Highway and the Texas Department of Transportation will also sand it.
Street closures may occur if streets are not passable and/or multiple accidents have occurred. Street closures will be coordinated with the Police Department. Particular attention will be paid to Belt Line, Cockrell Hill and Chattey Roads.
It is the policy of the City of DeSoto not to sand residential streets or alleys unless it is needed to assist with access for an emergency vehicle. Special requests for sanding are not accepted.
As a resident, there are things that you can do to help as follows: