The City of Vernon cleans roads during the spring, summer and fall. City street sweeping and flushing is provided by city employees and equipment, and is supplemented with rented private sector equipment and operators.
Spring Street sweeping commences as early as late February, weather permitting. The downtown core, main streets or "arterials", including 32nd Street and Highway 6 are completed first. Street sweeping priorities are based on the volume of vehicle traffic on roadways where winter road sand may generate excessive dust.
Once all the snow and ice has melted from the road shoulders and curbs, the spring sweeping program is started aggressively. The city’s street sweeper as well as private sector sweepers are dispatched to sweep all areas of the City of Vernon as quickly as possible. During spring sweeping, the City has equipment operating between the hours of 4 am and 8 pm.