FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The city of Freeport has issued its second snow emergency of this winter season due to the impending winter storm heading our way. The storm is expected to bring accumulating snow and a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain at times, which will spread across the area from mid to late Friday morning through Saturday morning. Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are likely.
A snow emergency has been declared for the city of Freeport as of 12:00 PM, Friday, January 17, 2020 and will be in effect until Monday, January 20, 2020 at 6:00 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. 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 12hours 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.