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Snow emergency declared in Norfolk

January 18, 2019

NORFOLK — The U.S. Weather Bureau’s forecast is for snowfall of 2 to 5 inches of snow accompanied by high winds of 20 to 30 mph, causing blowing and drifting snow.

Therefore, to increase the effectiveness of snow removal in residential areas, the City of Norfolk has declared a snow emergency for Friday, Jan. 18, at 6 a.m. until further notice in all residential areas of Norfolk until further notice.

Parking is prohibited on all emergency routes. Residential streets where parking is normally allowed on both sides of the street shall be restricted and allowed on the the even-numbered side only.

Parking shall be prohibited within the turnaround area or circular area of a cul-de-sac. Violators of this declaration shall be subject to towing and fines.

Public works and public safety departments encourage all drivers to operate their vehicles with extreme caution on all newly paved areas because the city will not salt these locations to prevent damage to new paving.

Citizens are also reminded that according to city code, it is the responsibility of the owner or occupant of real estate to remove snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours after the end of precipitation.

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