City of Rockford declares snow emergency, odd/even parking rules in effect

Published: Jan. 1, 2021 at 7:56 PM CST
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UPDATE: The Snow emergency has been canceled


ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Due to the second winter storm of the week, the City of Rockford says the odd/even parking will be in effect beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and will continue into Saturday.

Beginning at 10 p.m. cars parked on the street should be moved to the odd side immediately, as contractors are scheduled to begin plowing residential streets at that time.

Because Friday’s date ends in an odd number, all cars initially should be parked on the odd side of the street until 8 a.m. Saturday. At that time if the snow emergency is still in effect, you will need to move your car to the even side of the street.

Officials say police will issue parking tickets at the cost of $60 to vehicles that are parked on the wrong side of the street. The residential area between 20th St. west to Kishwaukee St., Harrison Avenue north to Rural St. has been problematic for the City Crews to plow during past storms officials say, due to vehicles parked on both sides of the street. The city encourages citizens in this area to move their vehicles either off the street or to the appropriate side of the street as specified by the odd/even parking.

If your street is marked as “No Parking” on one side of the street, the Snow Emergency Declaration allows you to park legally in the restricted area during the time that the Snow Emergency Declaration is in effect. Do not assume that you can move your car when the street is plowed. Your car must remain parked appropriately until after the Snow Emergency has been lifted.

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