Snow Event Declared in the City of Freeport

Freeport, Illinois — According to the Freeport Police a snow event has been declared in the City of Freeport. This means that even/odd parking starts at 8:00 A.M. tomorrow morning. Therefore, tomorrow (February 6th) after 8:00 A.M. vehicles parked on the street should be parked on the even numbered side only. Thank you for your cooperation.

The full text of the Snow Event Ordinance is as follows:

486.03 PARKING PROHIBITED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

(a) During winter months, when a snow event has been declared, no person shall obstruct the orderly removal of snow from the City’s streets by parking or otherwise leaving unattended any motor vehicle upon:

(1) Central Business district. Any street in the central business district between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.; and

(2) All other City streets. During winter months, when a snow event has been declared, 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.

(3) Excepting N. Van Buren from E. Clark 135 feet north (to the alley).

Nothing contained in this subsection shall be construed to permit parking on streets where parking is otherwise restricted or prohibited.

(b) The provisions of this section shall be in effect during winter months, when a snow event has been declared. Signs shall be posted on primary roads at or near their points of intersection with the corporate boundaries of the City stating: “Winter Parking Regulations December through March.”

(c) Streets that have designated parking on one side only for an entire city block, shall be exempt from this section.

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