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Snow Emergency Information

A Snow Emergency is declared for severe snow falls or blizzard type conditions that require major plowing efforts to keep main streets opern for emergency vehicles, bus lines and major traffic routes.  A Snow Emergency is declared by the Commsioner of Public Works in concert with the Mayor.

During a Snow Emergency, these parking restrictions are in effect:

  • Vehicles parked on streets designated as "Snow Route Tow Away Zones" will be ticketed and towed.
  • No parking is allowed on arterials, bus lines or through highways from 11pm-6am.
  • No parking on the side of residential streets signed "No Parking During Snow Emergency" & "No Parking from Dec 1st to Mar 1st"
  • On other residential streets, alternate side parking is required from 11pm-6am, unless otherwise posted.

American Public Works Association
2018 Excellence in Snow and Ice Control


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