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|Status: de facto|
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Note: Consider using the approved key winter_service=* instead, since it covers all winter maintenance including plowing.
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.
snowplowing=* can take any values, but the following make most sense
- heated: 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
- 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
Any other values can be handled as "partial snowplowing", as they try to describe the varying degree of expected delay, until we can decide on a better tag for that. Known values:
- seasonal:snowfall:regaintime=* For pedestrian routes, that are used regardless of them not being snowplowed the most descriptive feature is how long it takes, on average, for the way to be stomped on enough to be easily walkable "in high heels or dress shoes".