SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARATION: 3/9-3/14
In order for crews to conduct efficient snow removal operations within the City, a SNOW EMERGENCY is declared for the City of Freeport as of 4:00 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2023 and will be in effect until Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 8:00 AM. Public works crews have been out today pre-treating streets and are continually monitoring road conditions.
Please observe even-odd parking throughout the duration of the Snow Emergency declaration. Vehicles should be parked on the even-numbered side of the street in the City on the “even-numbered” day of the month. On “odd-numbered” days of the month, vehicles should be parked on the odd-numbered side of the street. Please note that streets with parking on only one side of the street are not required to observe the odd-even parking. All Central Business District residents (downtown area) must have their cars removed from the street and municipal parking lots during the duration of the snow emergency.
City residents are further advised that sidewalks abutting their property must be cleaned of snow within 12 hours of the storm’s end (Ord 1026.21). Contractors and residents are prohibited from plowing or otherwise disposing of snow from adjacent properties onto City streets and sidewalks (Ord 486.04). Residents are also encouraged to clear snow from around fire hydrants located near their houses.
Parking in driveways, observing even/odd parking protocols, removing vehicles from downtown streets, and municipal parking lots significantly contribute to City Street Crew’s ability to safely and effectively conduct snow removal operations.