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Snow Removal - Emergency Parking

Sec. 18-143. Odd and even all night parking.
(a) Whenever the chief of police declares that a parking ban is in effect as a result of weather conditions that threaten to constitute a traffic hazard, motor vehicles shall only park on the side of the street designated in subsection (e).
(b) Notification to the general public of the parking ban and its termination shall be given by the chief of police in such a manner as he may prescribe and announce.
(c) This section shall not apply to any street on which parking is now prohibited on one or both sides of a street, at any time, and shall not apply to those streets designated as snow emergency arteries in the city, as defined in chapter 18, section 18-144 of the ordinances of the city.
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(d) Any vehicle found to be in violation of this section shall be subject to the penalties as provided by section 18-146, parking fines, and subject to towing as provided by division 2, section 18-161 through section 18-166.
(e) This section shall be in effect from November 1st through March 31st. The side of the street on which motor vehicles will park in accordance with subsection (a) will be the year subsequent to the November when said ban is declared.
(f) The purpose of the section is to restrict parking on streets in the city during the winter months for snow removal and to insure unobstructed access for emergency vehicles and for the safety and convenience of the general public.

Sec. 18-144. Emergency or Weather Parking Limitations.
(a) Whenever a Federal, State, or City emergency situation exists, and whenever impending weather conditions threaten to constitute a traffic hazard impairing transportation, the movement of food and fuel supplies, medical care, fire, health and police protection, and other vital facilities of the city, the chief of police shall announce such emergency, then, any and all of the following parking prohibitions shall become effective at the time designated.
(b) No driver shall stop, stand or park any vehicle within the limits of certain traffic arteries or parts thereof, provided that this section shall not apply to passenger vehicles stopped temporarily during the actual receiving or discharging passengers nor to commercial vehicles stopped temporarily during the actual loading or unloading of materials. The schedule of streets designated as emergency arteries is on file in the city clerk's office.

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