Avoid tickets, tows — remove parked cars from snow emergency routes


Heavy snowfall creating treacherous driving conditions led at least two cities to issue snow emergencies that call for residents to remove parked cars from streets.

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A snow emergency in Miamisburg has now been lifted. Monroe was the other city that declared a snow emergency for vehicles to be removed from streets.

“While the city has the right to have vehicles removed and impounded at the expense of the owner of the vehicle, it is certainly something we do not want to do, but we have had to do this,” Monroe posted on its Facebook page.

Englewood police reminded residents of a law on the books that states there is no parking allowed on all streets when there is more than 3 inches of snowfall in a 24-hour period, which the area already has received.

Other communities, including Dayton and Oakwood, have similar ordinances in place.

Beavercreek, Centerville, Fairborn, Springboro, Troy, Urbana, Vandalia and Xenia did not issue a snow emergency, but both asked residents in social media posts to remove vehicles from city streets if possible to allow snow plows to clear the streets.

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