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Snow Emergency information:
Information on snow events and the declaration of snow emergencies which require the removal of ALL vehicles parked in the street can be found at:
Remove all vehicles from the street during a snow emergency.
Vehicles not removed may be ticketed and/or towed.
• When snow falls or drifts during the night, it must be removed from the public sidewalk by noon.
• Snow falling or drifting during the day must be removed from the public sidewalk by noon of the following day.
• City Ordinance prohibits plowing/shoveling/blowing snow onto any roads.
• Snow piled by the roadway must not obstruct the view of traffic.
• Do not deposit snow onto a neighbor's property.
• Ice on the sidewalk should be removed or treated with sand, chemical ice melter, or de-icer.
• Your cooperation is necessary to keep the sidewalk safe for pedestrians.
• Inspectors will take the steps necessary to obtain compliance up to and including issuing a ticket if needed.
• Use caution when shoveling snow, it is a strenuous chore.
• Before shoveling, warm up with a few stretching exercises.
• Don’t smoke or eat a large meal before shoveling.
• Dress warmly in layers, wear a hat and cover your neck.
• Tackle heavy snow in two stages. Begin by skimming off the snow from the top, and then remove the bottom layer. Avoid overloading the shovel.
• Don’t rush, shovel with a slow and steady pace. Take frequent breaks, stretch and drink some water during breaks. Cold air dehydrates the body.