Winter Parking Reminders

There is now a City ordinance requiring residents to not park anything along the street once snow starts accumulating and during snowplow operations for up to 48 hours after a storm. This has the following benefits:

  1. Our streets will be cleared more quickly and thoroughly.

  2. Less incidents of damaging parked vehicles and trailers by plowing operations.

  3. Safer plowing conditions, especially on steep roads.

  4. Nuisance broken down vehicles and trailers will be cleared from the streets regularly.

Ordinance 10.16.040 Snow Removal

Parking is prohibited on city public streets during snow removal operations. All vehicles are to be removed from city public streets during snow storms and for up to 48 hours thereafter, or until snow plowing and snow removal efforts are completed, as determined by the Public Works Department, whichever is sooner. During snow storms shall mean at the point in time that snow begins to accumulate on the streets, rather than melt. The Mayor has the authority to extend the 48 hours in the event of an unusually large storm which takes City crews more than 48 hours to clear the streets of snow. Notice of the extension is to be posted on the City web page, SFCN, and through mass communication messages.

Snow Blowing and Shoveling
When removing snow from sidewalks and driveways, do not throw the snow out onto the roadway as you may create a hazard for other vehicles. This also causes snow buildup along the edge of the roadway that can cause vehicles to get stuck or restrict access to driveways.

Residents are responsible for clearing sidewalks, and mail box access adjacent to their home. Although the city does not have the resources to ensure sidewalks are cleared, it is strongly recommended that sidewalks are cleared within 24 hours after a storm.

Visit our Street Snow Removal page for more info.