IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Snowfall in Idaho Falls officially hit two inches Friday, triggering parking restrictions in the city.
City policy requires all vehicles to be removed from roadways to allow room for plows to clear the roads.
According to city officials, plowing narrow streets that are congested with parked vehicles is dangerous. It also limits the effectiveness of snow removal.
Some narrow streets may not be plowed at all if equipment cannot safely drive down them. Vehicles parked on the sreets after a snow event are subject to ticketing and towing in accordance with snow removal parking restrictions.
The following rules are also in effect:
Parking restrictions for streets within Zone B (majority of the city) include no parking during a snow event, beginning Friday, Nov. 30, until completion. The city will issue another notice when snow removal operations are complete.
DOWNTOWN PARKING RESTRICTIONS
During a snow event, parking restrictions in downtown are as follows:
No parking on east & west streets on any odd calendar day, 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. (Sunday, Dec. 1)
No parking on north & south streets on any even calendar day, 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. (Monday, Dec. 2)
ZONE A PARKING RESTRICTIONS
We anticipate beginning Zone A on Monday, Dec. 2. However the temperatures may rise enough that the snow on the roads may melt by Monday. If the temperatures do not rise and snow removal is necessary in Zone A, we will send another notification with the dates and times.
You can track snowplow activities here.