FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The city of Freeport has announced that due to the impending winter storm including expected snow and ice, a snow emergency has been declared for the City of Freeport as of 8:00 AM, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 and will be in effect until Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM.
The winter parking regulations are described in the City ordinance “486.03, Parking Prohibited Under Certain Conditions”.
- All Central Business district residents (downtown area) must have their cars removed from the street from the issuance of the snow event for a period of seventy-two hours.
- Vehicles shall be parked or standing on the “even-numbered” side of a street in the City on an “even-numbered” day of the month. Vehicle shall be parked or standing on the “odd-numbered” side of a street in the City on an “odd-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 12 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.