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Regular snowplowing. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: properties
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)use on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: de facto

The tag snowplowing=* is used to specify whether or not a way is regularly snowplowed. In regions with regular snowfall, snowplowing affects the amount of available routes. Snowplowing is mostly done on the same roads, footways, cycleways, or railways every winter.

Note: Consider using the approved key winter_service=* in addition, since it covers other kinds of winter maintenance.


  • yes - The way or area is regularly snowplowed.
The exact interval or expected delay after each snowfall is unknown, but it is virtually always less than a week, and mostly few days at most.
  • no - The way isn't snowplowed at all
  • heated - This value has been used a few times when the way or area has a working heating system to melt any snow; it is virtually always free of snow. Encountered only in very steep urban inclines with bus routes and on some pedestrian streets or steps.

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