City of Albion declares snow emergency

A snow emergency was declared for the City of Albion beginning Friday, February 3, 2012, and will be in effect until further notice.

A significant winter storm event is expected this evening. All citizens should move their vehicles to off-street parking during declared snow emergencies so as to expedite the snow removal process. Parking is strictly prohibited on snow emergency routes.

The City Emergency routes are as follows:

1. Eleventh Street south from State Street to Fairview Street;

2. Sixth Street; and

3. Fairview Street from Highway 14-39 to Eleventh Street.

Snow removal will begin on emergency routes as measurable snow accumulates in order to keep them passable and will subsequently begin in residential and downtown districts as soon as practical following the snowfall. Expected high winds may delay or hinder snow removal efforts.

Vehicles not moved to off-street parking during a snow emergency will be marked and given 48 hours to be moved. Voluntary compliance is expected. However, the Albion Police Department will enforce all necessary parking restrictions.

Downtown business owners may scoop snow into the street/parking area if there is no other place to pile snow. Residential property owners may not scoop snow into the street.

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