City of Albion has declared a snow emergency effective this evening, Monday, Nov. 25, starting at 6 p.m. due to an impending storm. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, through 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, with a prediction of six to nine inches of snow and white-out conditions. Effective 6pm tonight parking is strictly prohibited along emergency snow routes and all citizens are requested to move their vehicles to off-street parking along all routes during declared snow emergencies so as to expedite the snow removal process.
Expected high winds may delay or hinder snow removal efforts following the storm AND additional snow fall is expected through the weekend, so please maintain off street parking through the holiday weekend. 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.
The emergency snow routes are as follows:
- Eleventh Street south from State Street to Fairview Street;
- Sixth Street; and
- Fairview Street from Highway 14–39 to Eleventh Street.
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. The City of Albion advises all citizens stay indoors through this winter storm event and to use caution if and when travel is necessary!