A snow emergency will AUTOMATICALLY go into effect when we get more than 2 inches of snow. Under a snow emergency, no parking on any City street is allowed until that street has been cleared to its full width. Snow emergency enforcement includes zero tolerance ticketing and towing of cars that are parked illegally. Because this activity can often happen overnight, please plan ahead and pull your vehicles off the street in anticipation of the snow. Vehicles blocking the plows cause many problems including increased work time and decreased effectiveness of our efforts. This can lead to unsafe road conditions and is a great concern for our emergency vehicles when making fire and ambulance calls.
The best policy is to plan ahead. Check local weather and plan to move your vehicle off the street if there is a chance for snow. We will not declare a snow emergency – it will go into effect AUTOMATICALLY. Ticketing and towing needs to happen before the plows go through, so this may happen hours before the plow even comes to your street. Remember, we have an entire city to maintain. We all need to work together for the safety and security of Hastings.
We thank you for your patience and cooperation this winter. Stay safe!