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Snow Emergency to Begin Friday Evening

Post Date:01/17/2019 4:40 PM

Due to the forecasted winter storm, a snow emergency has been declared by Mayor Scott to take effect beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18. The snow emergency declaration prohibits parking or leaving a vehicle unattended on an emergency snow route street, noted by a blue and white sign with a snowflake.

According to the Sioux City Municipal Code Chapter 10.84.040, after a two inch or greater snowfall it is unlawful and a violation of this chapter for any person to obstruct the orderly removal of snow from the full width of the city’s streets by parking, standing or otherwise leaving unattended any vehicle upon designated emergency snow routes.

Additionally, citizens should park on the even side of the street on even days of the month after seven o’clock (7:00) a.m. until seven o’clock (7:00) a.m. the following day. Vehicles should be parked on the odd street numbered side of the street on odd days of the month during the same time period. No parking is permitted on the side of the street where parking is prohibited. Residents are encouraged to remove vehicles from on street parking where possible. Vehicles should park on the even numbered side of the street beginning Friday, January 18 at 6:00 p.m. They should be moved to the odd side of the street beginning Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 a.m.

Any vehicle found in violation of the snow emergency parking restrictions found in chapter 10.84.040 and 10.84.060 will be towed at the owner’s expense.

The emergency snow route map can be found at Sioux City Municipal Code is located at under the Government tab.

We appreciate the support of our residents to help keep our city safe until streets are cleared. Questions regarding parking restrictions should be directed to the Sioux City Police Department Facebook page or

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