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Snowfalls, snow emergencies and parking bans

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Bloomington Briefing Published January 27, 2023
Updated on January 27, 2023

It’s still the season for snow and, any time conditions warrant it, City staff may need to call a snow emergency. Once announced, a snow emergency remains in effect for 48 hours or until the street has been plowed full width, whichever happens first.

Parking during snow emergencies

Once the City calls a snow emergency, a parking ban is also in effect.

During a parking ban, all vehicles must be moved from city streets. By moving vehicles quickly once a snow emergency is declared, you can help avoid a vehicle covered in plowed snow and the possibility of a ticket or being towed.

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