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City of Russell Emergency Snow Routes Reminder

Snow PlowWith a potential for collecting snow on city streets this week, please keep in mind the Emergency Snow Routes within the City of Russell and the Declaration of a Traffic Emergency.

The declaration of a traffic emergency is whenever snow has accumulated or there is a possibility that snow will accumulate to such a depth that snow removal operations will be required. A traffic emergency will be declared and until the traffic emergency is terminated it shall be unlawful to park a vehicle on any street designated an emergency snow route.

All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes must be removed within six hours after notice of a traffic emergency has been given. Any vehicle parked on an emergency snow route after such period of time may be removed or caused to be removed by a police officer to a place of safety, and the vehicle may not be recovered until the towing and any storage charges are paid.

In the near future, there could be a Traffic Emergency imposed and parking upon the following listed streets, designated as emergency snow routes in the City of Russell, would be prohibited until the traffic emergency is terminated:

  • Copeland Street from Wichita Avenue to Wisconsin Street
  • Lincoln Street from Luray Avenue to 15th Street
  • Wisconsin Street from Van Houten Street to Copeland Street
  • 15th Street from Van Houten Street to Copeland Street
  • Ash Street from Wichita Avenue to Dorrance Street
  • Jewell Street from Fossil Street to Ash Street
  • Maple Street from Jewell Street to Luray Street
  • Luray Street from Maple Street to Kansas Street
  • Kansas Street from Luray Street to Jewell Street

Now is the time to think ahead and move vehicles off streets in these areas while the weather is calm.

(Information and photo courtesy Russell Police Department.)

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