If you're lucky enough to already dig out and make your way to Birmingham, beware of where you park on residential streets. And if your snowed in, make sure you know the implications of not moving your vehicle of the streets during a formal snow emergency.
The Birmingham Department of Public Services issued a Snow Emergency Parking Ban late Sunday as more than six inches of snow fell Sunday night.
The ban means it is a civil infraction to park a vehicle or leave it parked on any city street until the roadway is plowed. Those vehicles parked illegally will be ticketed and may be towed at the owner's expense.
Only residents without a driveway are allowed to park on the street during a snow emergency, and those households must be registered with the city 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.
Visit the city's website for more details about snow removal.
What They're Saying
Local reaction from motorists to the clean-up under way has been mixed Monday morning.
"Commute to work along Big Beaver / Metro Pkwy was pleasant. Thank you DPS for plowing my street at 6 a.m.!" Birmingham Patch reader Chris Rohn wrote on the Birmingham Patch Facebook page.
Others also applauded the plow drivers, but shared choice words for those making it difficult for them to do their jobs.
"Part of Birmingham is being a good neighbor . . . there are still several other A-holes parked on the street screwing it up for everyone," wrote Suzanne Shields.
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