Snow Emergency in the City of Rockford


ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The City of Rockford Public Works Department is declaring a citywide Snow Emergency beginning Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9:00pm. The odd/even parking will be in effect until the public works department deems it is no longer necessary. Updates to the snow emergency will be provided at appropriate times throughout the remainder of the storm.

Public works employees are currently patrolling arterial streets and will begin salting as conditions dictate. Decisions about further deployment will be made as needed.

The odd/even parking is in effect so that the plows can safely go down the streets. The next day when the parking changes to the other side of the street, the plows may or may not return to clear the other side. If at all possible, please remove your vehicle from the street. If unable to, please observe the odd/even parking.

Effective at 9:00pm February 23, 2012 cars should be parked on the odd # side of the street.

As of 8:00 a.m . On February 24, 2012, cars are to be parked on the even # side of the street.

Cars parked in violation of the odd/even parking will be ticketed.

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  • by Mike Location: Rockford on Feb 27, 2012 at 09:08 PM
    They just want to ticket more people so the city can get more money. Simply ridiculousness!
  • by Steven Location: Rockford on Feb 24, 2012 at 12:27 PM
    While i agree about all the fuss over some snow - the rule has always been move the cars after 2", glad it was broadcast early so there was no confusion this time.
  • by Jan Location: Dunedin, FL on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:13 AM
    As a native Rockfordian, its nice to "look" at the pictures and not experience it first hand anymore. I do not miss the snow days! Or the Snow Emergencies! 80 and Sunny here in Tampa, FL today! :)
  • by Dave Location: Rockford on Feb 24, 2012 at 06:19 AM
    It amazes me what qualifies as a snow emergency anymore.
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