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Snow Emergencies

City Ordinances: Sec. 9.21. Snow Emergency 

Subd. 1. Application. Notwithstanding any other provision of the City Code, this Section shall apply to all snow emergencies and snow emergency routes. 

Subd. 2. Declaration of Emergency. At any time after at least two inches (2") of snow have accumulated within a period of twenty-four hours, or less, the City may declare a snow emergency by communicating such declaration to local news media. Failure to communicate with a news media shall not invalidate such declaration. 

Subd. 3. Emergency in Effect; Expiration; Extension. 

A. Four (4) hours after a snow emergency has been declared it shall be in effect. 

B. Twenty-four (24) hours after a snow emergency has been declared, which declaration has not been extended, it shall expire. 

C. If at least two hours before the expiration of the initial or any extension of a snow emergency, a declaration of extension is made by communicating the same to the news media, the snow emergency shall be extended for an additional twenty-four (24) hour period. Failure to communicate with a news media shall not invalidate the extension. 

Subd. 4. Unlawful Act. It is unlawful to park or leave standing any motor vehicle in a sign-posted snow emergency route during a declared snow emergency, whether such declaration be an initial or extended snow emergency. 

Source: Ordinance No. 139, 2nd Series, Effective Date: 7-8-86