Fourth Snow Emergency Declared For The City of Freeport

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Due to another impending winter storm, a snow emergency has been declared for the City of Freeport as of 6:00 PM, Monday, February 11, 2019 and will be in effect until Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at midnight.

The winter parking regulations are described in the City ordinance “468.03, Parking Prohibited Under Certain Conditions”.

All Central Business district residents must have their cars removed from the street from the issuance of the snow event for a period of seventy-two hours No person shall leave parked or standing any motor vehicle on the “even-numbered” side of a street in the City on an “odd-numbered” day of the month. Nor shall any such vehicle be parked or standing on the “odd-numbered” side of a street in the City on an “even-numbered” day of the month. For the purpose of this chapter, “odd” and “even” numbered days shall be considered as beginning at the hour of 8:00 a.m. after such declaration is made. Vehicles found in violation of the above parking regulations may be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.

Streets that have designated parking on one side only for an entire city block, shall be exempt.

City residents are further advised that sidewalks abutting their property must be cleaned of snow within 24 hours of the storm’s end and that it is a violation of City ordinance to plow or otherwise dispose of snow from their property onto City streets and sidewalks. Residents are also encouraged to clear snow from around fire hydrants located near their houses.

On February 9 the city of Freeport said they received 1,000 tons of salt ready for the next several storms.

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