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Posted on: December 19, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Reminder about Snow Emergency Declarations & Snow Removal

During a Snow Emergency, no person may park, stop, or leave any vehicle upon the streets in the city. Home owners and building occupants must remove snow and ice from their sidewalk within 24 hours of the end of any snowfall.

When a Snow Emergency is in effect in the City of Stevens Point, no person may park, stop, or leave any vehicle upon the streets or any portions of the streets in the city. Any vehicles in violation will be ticketed and towed by the Police Department in order to allow the Street Department the opportunity to clear city streets of the recently fallen snow.

During times of heavy snowfall, stay tuned in to local radio stations and other news media, and avoid parking on city streets if they have not been cleared of snow, in anticipation of a Snow Emergency declaration.

Even if a Snow Emergency is not declared, you can help make snow removal easier and safer by avoiding parking on city streets during heavy snowfalls.

For the safety of all in our community who use sidewalks in the Winter, home owners and building occupants are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of their house or building within 24 hours of the end of any snowfall, except in those areas where there is no boulevard, in which case snow must be removed within 48 hours. If it is not removed by you, the city may have it removed by a contractor and will add the bill to your property taxes.

Do not throw snow into the street without specific permission from the Public Works Director. Throwing snow into the street can cause unsafe driving conditions, and city plows and other vehicles can push the snow right back onto your sidewalk when they pass, so throw the snow toward the side of the sidewalk that's away from the street.

If there is a fire hydrant in front of your house, please keep it completely clear of snow - the home you save could be your own! The Police and Street Departments both ask that all residents help keep their neighborhoods safe by shoveling the wheelchair curb cuts at intersections, and pay particular attention to sidewalks and crosswalks in school zones.

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