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Idaho Falls completes snow removal, parking restrictions lifted

City of Idaho Falls

UPDATE March 5, 2024, 3:30 p.m.: IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (Idaho Falls News Release) - The Idaho Falls Street Division has completed snow removal operations associated with the recent weather events. All parking restrictions are lifted, effective immediately.

Street Division personnel will continue to clean up problem areas. Loading and hauling snow from city streets is the most expensive and time-consuming part of snow removal. Because of this, the removal of piles is minimized to the maximum extent possible and will only be implemented when there are no other alternatives to keep streets open, maintain access to adjacent properties, or other extenuating circumstances. 

If you know of someone who received a parking ticket during snow removal and would like to receive notifications, encourage them to download the new City of Idaho Falls app or direct them to sign up for snow removal text alerts by clicking on the Stay Informed/Sign Up link at Those who do not have a computer or smartphone are encouraged to stay tuned to local media outlets for information.

ORIGINAL STORY: IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (Idaho Falls News Release) -- The recent snowfall resulted in more than two inches of snow, which qualifies as a snow event. Parking restrictions are now in place for all roads located within Idaho Falls city limits until further notice.  

Vehicles parked on streets after a snow event is called will be subject to ticketing and relocation in accordance with the City’s Snow and Ice Control Policies and Procedures Manual.  

A snow event in Idaho Falls means three things: 1) parking restrictions are in place for all streets; 2) snowplows have begun plowing streets on a priority basis; and 3) property owners must remove snow and ice from their sidewalks within 24 hours following the cessation of the precipitation.   

Plowing approximately 783 lane miles within city limits typically takes about 72 hours, unless more precipitation falls, then the process starts over. 



ZONE B: Zone B is currently being plowed and will continue to be plowed until completion.  Zone B is the majority of the city and is colored yellow on the zone map.

DOWNTOWN: Downtown will be plowed during the early morning hours of Sunday, March 3, from midnight to 7 a.m. to minimize the impact on businesses. Downtown is colored gray on the zone map. 

ZONE A:  Zone A is a relatively small area located in the center of the city and is colored green on the zone map.  Most of the streets in zone A are relatively narrow, therefore plowing is done over a two-day period to allow residents who utilize on-street parking to find alternative parking. The schedule is as follows:

  • North and south streets on Monday, March 4, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • East and west streets on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Staying informed about snow removal, parking restrictions, and other city-related information is easier than ever with Idaho Falls’ new mobile app and text alerts. Go to and click on the blue Stay Informed/Sign Up button or click HERE.  

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