City of Idaho Falls declares snow event, parking restrictions now in place

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IDAHO FALLS — The recent accumulation of snow has exceeded two inches which qualifies as a snow event in Idaho Falls. Parking restrictions are now in place for all roads located within Idaho Falls city limits. Snow plow operators began removing snow from priority roads last night. Another notice will be sent when restrictions are lifted.

Vehicles parked on streets after a snow event is called will be subject to ticketing and relocation in accordance with the City’s Snow and Ice Control Policies and Procedures Manual.

A snow event means three things: 1) parking restrictions are in place for all streets; 2) snow plows have begun plowing streets on a priority basis; and 3) property owners must remove snow and ice from their sidewalks within 24 hours following the cessation of the precipitation.

SNOW REMOVAL SCHEDULE

ZONE B: Zone B is currently being plowed and will continue to be plowed until completion. Zone B is the majority of the city and is colored yellow on the zone map.

DOWNTOWN: Downtown will be plowed during the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 17 from midnight to 7 a.m. to minimize the impact on businesses. Downtown is colored gray on the zone map.

ZONE A: Zone A is a relatively small area located in the center of the city and is colored green on the zone map. Most of the streets in zone A are relatively narrow, therefore plowing is done over a two-day period to allow residents who utilize on-street parking to find alternative parking. The schedule is as follows:

  • North and south streets on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • East and west streets on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can see the interactive snow removal map here.

The snow removal parking restriction ordinance started at midnight on Nov. 14 and extends through midnight on March 15, whenever a snow event occurs.

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