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Snow plows roll in Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls has officially proclaimed a “Snow Event”.

What that means is that snow accumulation exceeded two inches, implementing snow and ice control policies and procedures.

With the exception of the downtown area, parking restrictions are now in effect. Vehicles should be moved off of city streets to allow room for plows to clear the roads.

Public Information Officer Kerry Hammon said crews made progress in the clearing the majority of roads in Priority 1 and 2 sectors and downtown over the past couple of days. “If you know someone who recently moved to Idaho Falls and may not be aware of parking restrictions during snow removal activities, please reach out to them. We are also asking for help informing people who may not subscribe to the various city or local media alerts,” she added.

Any vehicles parked on city streets after a snow event are subject to ticketing and towing.


During a snow event, parking restrictions for streets within Zone A are as follows:

No parking on east & west streets on any odd calendar day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Tuesday, January 1, 2019)
No parking on north & south streets on any even calendar day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Wednesday, January 2, 2019)


Parking restrictions for streets within Zone B (majority of the city) include no parking during a snow event, effective immediately. The city will issue another notice when snow removal operations are complete.


Priority 1, 2 and 3 streets dictate the order in which the streets are plowed:

Priority 1: Higher use arterial streets such as 17th Street, Hitt Road and Sunnyside Road.
Priority 2: Minor collector streets, including streets serving emergency response facilities and schools.
Priority 3: All streets not designated as priority 1 or 2.

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