Snow triggers parking restrictions in Idaho Falls
The following is a news release from the city of Idaho Falls.
IDAHO FALLS — The recent accumulation of snow has exceeded two inches (2”), which qualifies as a snow event according to the City’s Snow and Ice Control Policies and Procedures Manual.
Parking restrictions are now in place. Vehicles should be moved off all city of Idaho Falls roadways to allow room for plows to clear the roads. If the snow melts and renders plowing ineffective or inefficient, plowing activities will be halted. We will issue another release when the parking restrictions are lifted.
Street crews have started plowing priority 1 and 2 streets. They will plow residential streets as outlined below.
A snow event is any occurrence in which more than two inches (2”) of snow accumulates on the roadway as measured by the Idaho Transportation Department’s I-15 Idaho Falls Weather Station. The weather station is located near the junction of I-15 and US-20.
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.
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 (Idaho Falls City Code 9-5).
ZONE B PARKING RESTRICTIONS
Parking restrictions for streets within Zone B (majority of the city) will begin Tuesday, March 6 at 8am-8pm, until completion.
DOWNTOWN PARKING RESTRICTIONS
During a snow event, parking restrictions in downtown are as follows:
No parking on east & west streets on any odd calendar day, midnight to 8 a.m. (Monday, March 5)
No parking on north & south streets on any even calendar day, midnight to 8 a.m. (Tuesday, March 6)
ZONE A PARKING RESTRICTIONS
During a snow event, parking restrictions for streets within Zone A are as follows:
No parking on north & south streets on any even calendar day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Tuesday, March 6)
No parking on east & west streets on any odd calendar day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Wednesday, March 7)
Priority 1, 2 and 3 streets dictate the order in which the streets are plowed.
Priority 1: Higher use arterial streets such as 17th Street, Hitt Road and Sunnyside Road.
Priority 2: Minor collector streets, including streets serving emergency response facilities and schools.
Priority 3: All streets not designated as priority 1 or 2.
A link to the snow removal & parking restrictions ordinance, policy, maps, zones and additional information is on the homepage of the city’s website. Community members are encouraged to review the webpage and/or call the Street Division at (208) 612-8490 for questions.