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A nine conditions road advisory list was developed in order to systematically advise the public of road conditions, expected travel time and, when necessary, emergency procedures that must be followed.

Condition 1
Travel unrestricted on all roads with normal caution. Snow and ice are absent from roadways. No effect on commuting time.

Condition 2
Travel unrestricted on all main roads. Side roads and subdivision streets could have occasional snow or ice. Use extra caution when using side streets. Minimum effect on commuting time.

Condition 3
Travel unrestricted on all main roads with occasional snow or ice. Conditions are poor on subdivision and secondary streets with frequent snow or ice that could result in loss of traction. Use extra caution in all travel. Commuting time may be affected.

Condition 4
Expect moderately hazardous snow and/or ice on most roads with reduction in ability to travel. Subdivision streets are covered with sheets of ice and are extremely hazardous. Avoid unnecessary trips. Commuting time will be doubled.

Condition 5
Expect moderately hazardous snow and/or ice on most primary snow routes with reduction in ability to travel. Subdivision streets are covered with sheets of ice and are extremely hazardous. Avoid unnecessary trips. Commuting time will be doubled.

Condition 6
All roads are very slick and hazardous. Serious reduction in ability to travel. Travel should be avoided if at all possible and then only if vehicle has snow tires or chains. Commuting time will be doubled.

Condition 7
A STAGE "1" snow emergency exists and has been declared by the Mayor. Conditions warrant snow plowing. Parking is prohibited on streets and thoroughfares designated as snow emergency routes. Specific condition reports will be issued for the duration of the emergency. Commuting time will be severely affected. All unnecessary travel should be avoided.

Condition 8
A STAGE "2" snow emergency exists and has been declared by the Mayor. Conditions warrant snow plowing. Parking is prohibited on streets and thoroughfares designated as snow emergency routes, plus parking restrictions on secondary residential streets. Commuting time will be severely affected. All unnecessary travel should be avoided.

Condition 9
A STAGE "3" snow emergency exists and has been declared by the Mayor. Conditions warrant snow plowing. Parking is prohibited on streets and thoroughfares designated as snow emergency routes. Specific condition reports will be issued for the duration of the emergency. Commuting time will be severely affected. Travel is prohibited except for emergencies and/or essential activities and vehicles with four-wheel drive, snow tires and/or chains.

 

Stages Of A Snow Emergency


When conditions become so severe that traffic flow and parking must be restricted for snow plowing and other snow-removal efforts, the Mayor will declare a snow emergency. A snow emergency consists of 3 stages:

Stage 1:
No parking will be permitted on designated snow emergency routes.

Stage 2:
No parking permitted on designated snow emergency routes plus parking restrictions on residential roads. Parking permitted on alternate sides of the street - even house numbered side on even numbered days and odd numbered side on odd numbered days.

Stage 3:
No travel permitted on designated snow emergency routes unless vehicle is equipped with snow tires, tire chains, or four-wheel drive, or is an emergency vehicle or vehicle approved by the Mayor.

Last updated: 10/24/2008 3:20:20 PM