January 12 – The City of Decatur has declared a snow emergency, activating Emergency Snow Routes and Winter No-Parking Conditions.
A media release from Municipal Services Manager Dan Mendenhall announced the emergency, which went into effect at 6 a.m.
During the snow emergency, parking or leaving a vehicle is banned on Emergency Snow Routes on designated Winter No-Parking streets.
Emergency Snow Routes are identified by signs reading “Emergency Snow Route, No Parking After 2” of Snowfall, Tow Away Zone.” Signs indicating the no-parking streets read “Winter No Parking, When Snow or Ice is on Street, Tow Away Zone.”
All vehicles parked in these areas must be removed by noon – six hours following the declaration.
Mendenhall said the city has 12 snow routes with priorities. Plow drivers will work on the priority streets until pavement is clear. Once the priority streets are clear, plows will address the neighborhoods.
The City’s snow and ice control plan that can be found on its website here. Motorists are encouraged to stay home if possible; anyone who must travel should plan ahead and allow for extra time.
PDF: Full Snow Route map