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The recent accumulation of snow has exceeded two inches (2”), which qualifies as a snow event according to the City’s Snow and Ice Control Policies and Procedures Manual. This is the fourth snow event the city has called this season.
Parking restriction are now in place. Vehicles should be moved off all City of Idaho Falls roadways to allow room for plows to clear the roads. The city will issue another release when the parking restrictions are lifted.
Vehicles parked on streets after a snow event is triggered will be subject to ticketing and towing in accordance with snow removal parking restrictions (Idaho Falls City Code 9-5).
Moving vehicles off the street and encouraging neighbors to do the same is the most helpful thing community members can do during snow removal operations. Plowing narrow streets that are congested with parked vehicles is dangerous and challenging and plowing around parked cars limits the effectiveness of snow removal activities. Some narrow streets may not be plowed if equipment cannot safely drive down them.
Zone B parking restrictions are in place effectively immediately and will remain in place until completion. We will issue another notice when the restrictions are lifted.
Crews will plow downtown during the early morning hours to minimize the impact on businesses. Parking restrictions are in place from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7.
During a snow event, parking restrictions for streets within Zone A are as follows:
A link to the snow removal & parking restrictions ordinance, policy, maps, zones and additional information can also be found on the homepage of the city’s website.
Media Contact: Kerry Hammon, Public Information Officer, (208) 612-8122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.