SIOUX CITY | In preparation for winter weather, the Sioux City Police Department is preparing for snow season by planning to remove abandoned vehicles from streets before they become snowbound.
According to a police department news release, the enforcement project, expected to begin in early November, will focus on vehicles being stored along city streets that are disabled, obviously inoperable or have not had license plates or current registration for an extended period of time.
The police department will also target recreational vehicles, boats, trailers and other equipment in violation of municipal parking ordinances.
In most cases, officers will tag the vehicles and give the owners an opportunity to remove them before they are impounded. Certain vehicles declared "nuisance per se" by Municipal Code can be removed without notice.
The project is an effort to assist the city's streets department in the upcoming snow removal season.