IDAHO FALLS — The city of Idaho Falls is asking residents to immediately move their vehicles off the roads so plows can deal with snow.
As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, the city had already towed a record 200 vehicles that were parked along streets in violation of the city ordinance (Idaho Falls City Code 9-5).
Parking restriction are now in place across the city due to Sunday’s snow storm, when several inches fell in Idaho Falls.
City officials say the most helpful thing residents can do to facilitate snow removal is to move vehicles off the street and encourage their neighbors to do the same.
It is dangerous and difficult to plow narrow streets that are congested with parked vehicles. Plowing around parked cars limits the effectiveness of snow removal activities. Some narrow streets may not be plowed if equipment cannot safely drive down them, according to a city news release.
Any vehicles parked on streets within Idaho Falls after a snow event is triggered will be subject to ticketing and towing in accordance with snow removal parking restrictions.
The city will issue another release when the parking restrictions are lifted.