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Snow Emergency Info

A snow emergency may be declared whenever there is an accumulation of snow and /or ice in an amount of five (5) inches or more or when the accumulation or conditions constitutes a danger to the public.
Residents will be notified a snow emergency has been declared by:
  • Orange snow emergency placards on the side of DPW trucks.
  • Yellow placards at Longsdorf and Fort, Williamsburg and Fort, Valleyview and Sibley, Stonewood and Sibley, Sibley at westerly city limits, Quarry and Pennsylvania, Quarry and Sibley, Pennsylvania at westerly city limits.
  • By announcements on the city information cable channels- 10 (WOW) or 12 (Comcast).
Residents can also call the SNOW EMERGENCY phone at: (734) 281-2584

All vehicles left on the roadway one hour after a snow emergency has been enacted will be towed at owners’ expense and a violation will be issued.
As officers prepare to remove vehicles from a street, a sticker will be placed on all vehicles to be towed. If the vehicle is removed before the officer begins to tow it, residents may avoid paying for a ticket and a tow bill.
No vehicle will be allowed to park on the street during a declared snow emergency. THIS INCLUDES STREETS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN PLOWED.
The following streets are exceptions and parking is permitted, but only in the manner that follows:

  • Residents who live on Brinson between Pennsylvania and Longsdorf are permitted to park on the West Side of the street during a declared snow emergency.
  • Residents who live on Matthews between Parkway and Longsdorf are permitted to park on the West Side of the street during a declared snow emergency.
  • Residents who live on Valade between Pennsylvania and Longsdorf are permitted to park on the West Side of the street during a declared snow emergency.
  • Residents who live on Grant between Krause and Electric are permitted to park on the South Side of the street during a declared snow emergency.
  • Residents who live on Garfield between Krause and Electric are permitted to park on the North Side of the street during a declared snow emergency.
  • Residents who live on Riverview St. between Ford Ave. and Sibley are permitted to park on the East Side of the street during a declared snow emergency.

The penalty for parking on a city street during a snow emergency is a fine of $75.00 plus court costs, towing charges and storage fees.

IT IS A VIOLATION OF CITY ORDINANCE #46-105 FOR ANY RESIDENT TO SHOVEL SNOW INTO THE STREET. The penalty for shoveling into the street is a misdemeanor.

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