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Old 01-28-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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I noticed my home in Covington is on a "snow route" and that when a snow emergency is declared I will have to move the car off that street and park on another.

What constitutes a snow emergency and how is it reported?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:42 PM
 
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WILW: Here in the city and Hamilton County there is three levels of Snow Emergencies:

Level 1. Roadways are hazzarous and there is blowing and drifting snow--travel is not recommended.

Level 2. Roadways are hazzardous and there is blowing and drifting snow--only necessary travel is permitted--call your place of employment to see if your job is considered necessary before going out.

Level 3 Roadways are hazzardous and there is blowing and drifting snow--poss road closures due to blowing and drifting snow, only emergency traffic is permitted out--if you are out and driving and it is not an emergency you are subject to arrest.

Everyone will be notified by either radio or television.

If you live on a snow emergency route you will have to move your vehicle to another street or it will be towed.

The Hamilton County Sheriff has the authority to declare a snow emergency and close any city, county, township street or federal highway within his jurisdiction due to severe road conditions.

Hope this helps: I know this is Cincinnati/Hamilton County but I would bet Northern Kentucky cities--Covington/Newport would be the same.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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Interesting about the odd number/even number days.

http://www.covingtonky.gov/documents...ncy_policy.pdf

My personal rule has always been if it is snowing, take my car off the street. I left it on the street once when there was 5 inches of snow and after the plow came through my car was covered with snow, ice, and road gunk. It took me forever to get the thing out!
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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Thanks. I'm used to snowy places and don't have to move the car off the road except in extreme cases. Usually I have a garage or driveway for my home but in this case, on street parking will have to do until I can upgrade to a better house.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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One day there was plenty of snow in Covington. Since I had to go to the bank, I had to figure out how to get there. It seemed no one shoveled their walk (including apartment maintenance). Like other folks, I opted to hike down the street hoping that in the business district the walks would be cleared. I had to pass by the post office. The U.S. Postal Service had the sidewalks front and side of the building magnificiently cleared. The only problem was they piled the snow so that one could not get TO the sidewalk.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Scores of people's vehicles were towed in my city a few years back because of a declared snow emergency, even though little ended up falling. Word to the wise.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Scores of people's vehicles were towed in my city a few years back because of a declared snow emergency, even though little ended up falling. Word to the wise.
Good advice, if they declare a snow emergency better get that car off the street, whethr it snows or not.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:33 AM
 
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Yes it is good advice. This will likely be a temporary home until I can purchase a home with a driveway.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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I'm an essential employee. There is NO such thing as a "Snow Emergency" for us. I and my fellow drivers ALWAYS go to work because when the media announces the imminent arrival of the white death, everyone gets in their cars, drives to the store and strips the shelves of food like the end of the world
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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I'm an essential employee. There is NO such thing as a "Snow Emergency" for us. I and my fellow drivers ALWAYS go to work because when the media announces the imminent arrival of the white death, everyone gets in their cars, drives to the store and strips the shelves of food like the end of the world
is coming...
Yes! Let's live in a constant state of emergency, it's fun!

Seriously, I scoff at the concept of a snow emergency in south west Ohio. My advice to those who think snow around here could constitute an emergency - live east of Lake Erie and get back to me.
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