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Parking restrictions in wintery weather

Snow route space reminder for city of DeKalb residents

A Cortland snowplow clears South Loves Road in Cortland on Monday after rain and snow Sunday night into Monday laid down a layer of ice and snow on local roadways.
A Cortland snowplow clears South Loves Road in Cortland on Monday after rain and snow Sunday night into Monday laid down a layer of ice and snow on local roadways.

DeKALB – If you're parked on a street designated as a snow route for city plows and don't move your car, your vehicle could be towed or you could be ticketed by DeKalb police.

According to the city's parking ordinances, all vehicles must be removed from the street during or after a snowfall that accumulates 2 inches or more of snow. Snow emergencies are declared by the DeKalb Chief of Police, according to the city code, at which time vehicles must remain off the streets until the area has been plowed.

Streets that are designated snow routes are marked with a sign, and include heavily traveled areas like Lincoln Highway and the downtown corridor, including residential areas.

A detailed list of areas with restricted parking during snow storms can be found in Chapter 51, section I, of the DeKalb Municipal Code, or viewed at www.cityofdekalb.com/documentcenter/view/186.

If you're parked in an unplowed public city parking lot or on a public street for more than four days after snowfall, your car could be towed and you could face fines of $25 or more, according to city code.

Residents also are encouraged to sign up for Alert DeKalb email or mobile notices which will send a message when snow accumulations require snow route parking.

This story has been edited to clarify snow parking regulations.

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