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Icy winter weather

SIOUX CITY -- A snow emergency has been declared by Mayor Bob Scott to take effect beginning at 12 a.m. Saturday. Forecasts call for between 4 and 8 inches of snow to fall. 

South Sioux City has also declared a snow emergency effective Saturday. 

The snow emergency declaration prohibits parking or leaving a vehicle unattended on an emergency snow route street. A map showing emergency snow route streets may be located at www.sioux-city.org under Community/News/Snow Information.

According to the Sioux City Municipal Code Chapter 10.84.040, after a two inch or greater snowfall it is unlawful for any person to obstruct the orderly removal of snow from the full width of the city’s streets by parking, standing or otherwise leaving unattended any vehicle upon designated emergency snow routes.

Residents are advised to park on the even side of the street on even days of the month after 7 a.m. until 7 a.m. the following day. Vehicles should be parked on the odd street numbered side of the street on odd days of the month during the same time period. No parking is permitted on the side of the street where parking is prohibited. Residents are encouraged to remove vehicles from on street parking where possible.

Saturday (Feb. 24) is an even day, and therefore residents should park on the even side of the street. Vehicles must be moved to the odd side of the street on Sunday (Feb. 25) at 7 a.m.

Any vehicle found in violation of the snow emergency parking restrictions will be towed at the owner’s expense.

The emergency snow route map can be found at https://www.sioux-city.org/community/news/snow-information/snow-maps

Questions about parking restrictions should be directed to the Sioux City Police Department Facebook page or www.siouxcitypolice.com.

South Sioux City has also declared a snow emergency Saturday. Snow removal crews will work to keep main routes open first, and parking on a snow route is prohibited during a snow emergency. 

Residents are asked to try to park off all streets until they have been plowed.  If parking on the street is necessary, residents should park on the even numbered side streets starting Saturday morning, and the odd numbered side by Sunday morning.

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