In preparation for this next storm, cities are enacting their snow ordinances for the second time in recent days. Marshall City Administrator Connie Latimer said they are getting an earlier start this time due to problems during last week’s event. “People just abandoned their vehicles,” said Latimer, ” They got stuck and left them sitting in the middle of snow routes. This sets up problems for our street crews and emergency vehicles. So, we’re going to put it into effect at 10:00 this morning ahead of things and see if that works better.”
Officials in Carrollton have placed their ordinance into effect and the cities of Chillicothe and Warrensburg will begin enforcement at 6:00 p.m. this evening.
Residents are reminded that failure to move their vehicles from a snow route could result in the car being towed at the owner’s expense.
According to Richmond City Administrator Ron Brohammer, they chose not to lift their ordinance following last week’s event and it will continue until further notice. “We would also like to ask contractors not to push snow into the street, ” said Brohammer, “This was one of the problems we encountered last week and it made it even more difficult for snow plows to get through. We ask that they push it off to the side or into yards, but not into the street.”