Snow Removal

Tórshavn Municipality clears the streets of snow and spreads salt if conditions warrant. Generally, the snow removal equipment of the Municipality is sufficient in most instances. However, when there is a blizzard, the Municipality enlists the aid of others to clear the streets. In order to accommodate as many people as possible, the Municipality clears the roadways of snow and lays out salt in the following priority: 1) Main bus routes and roadways used by ambulances to bring patients to the National Hospital, 2) Other main routes leading to schools and other principal governmental institutions, 3) Steep streets, 4) Smaller neighbourhood streets, 5) Roadways in and around apartment houses. At least one sidewalk along these different roadways is also cleared and salted in the same priority.