Snow Emergency Issued for Broken Bow Beginning at Midnight

BROKEN BOW–The City of Broken Bow is issuing a Snow Emergency starting at Midnight, Saturday, April 14 until noon, Sunday, April 15. All vehicles must be removed from the snow routes. The City appreciates your cooperation during this storm.

The Broken Bow Police Department would like to remind residents of certain city ordinances:

Ordinance 72.10 states that it is unlawful to park vehicles in the same spot for more than 24 consecutive hours on streets within the city of Broken Bow, the exception would be if there is a different maximum time limited posited such as the 15 minute maximum on some downtown parking spots. This ordinance is especially important during the winter months. If a vehicle is parked on the street for more than 24 hours it is likely to hinder the efforts of the City Street Department to remove snow from the street. Parking tickets will be issued for anyone in violation of this ordinance.

Ordinance 981 pertains to the Emergency Snow Routes. In the event that the Mayor of Broken Bow proclaims a Snow Emergency there are certain streets that will be declared to be snow emergency routes. This means that there will be no parking allowed on these streets until the snow emergency is lifted by the Mayor. The streets that are included are as follows:

1. 9th Avenue from North N Street south to Memorial Drive
2. 10th Avenue from North B Street north to North K Street
3. 5th Avenue from South N Street to Memorial Drive
4. Memorial Drive from East City Limits to West City Limits

Upon Declaration of a Snow Emergency there may be a prohibition of parking on downtown commercial areas as well. The declaration would include a state of the hours during which parking shall be prohibited for the purpose of snow removal form designated downtown commercial areas.

Another reminder is regarding sidewalk clearing. City ordinance 92.50 requires that snow, ice, mud and other substances be cleared of sidewalks in residential areas within 24 hours after the storm quits and in the business district; sidewalks must be cleared within five hours after the storm stops. If the storm falls during the night the sidewalks in commercial areas should be cleaned before 9 a.m. the following day. It also is unlawful to deposit snow, sleet, ice or mud or any debris from private property onto city streets.

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