Birmingham Issues Snow Emergency
During a snow emergency, it's illegal to park your car on city roads until those roads have been cleared of snow.
Though the snow hasn't yet stopped falling, Birmingham's Department of Public Services issued a snow emergency parking ban around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night.
The parking ban is currently for residential areas only, the alert from the Birmingham Police Department says.
During the ban, it is a civil infraction to park a vehicle, or allow it to remain parked, on any city roadway until that road has been cleared of snow.
Illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and may be towed. The registered owner of an illegally-parked vehicle will also be responsible for the towing cost.
The only residents allowed to park on the street during a snow emergency are those without a driveway. Those who qualify for this exception must be registered with the Department of Public Services and have an identifying sticker in the rear driver's side window. They are encouraged to park their vehicles as close to the curb as possible.
Come Wednesday, Birmingham residents will also be responsible for shoveling the sidewalks in front of their houses. However, residents are advised: do not shovel snow into the road or onto someone else's property.
For more on Tuesday night's snowstorm, visit:
- Winter Storm Could Dump Up to 6 Inches of Snow on Birmingham
- Snow's on the Way: What's Closed or Canceled in Birmingham
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