Parking rules in heavy snowfall, snow removal guidelines
Residents can help get the roads plowed faster and more effectively this winter by moving parked vehicles off the street whenever three inches or more of snow is predicted to fall.
If the City of Dearborn declares a snow emergency, you MUST remove your parked vehicles from the street or you could be ticketed and your vehicle towed. Police do not issue warnings.
Snow emergencies may be declared when 3 inches or more of snow is expected over a short period.
Keeping parked vehicles off of the street allows snow plows to go curb-to-curb instead of working around parked vehicles.
Generally, you may park vehicles back on the street once it has been plowed curb to curb and no further heavy snowfall is expected. Note that crews may return to clear roads again if conditions require it. Remember, you cannot park a vehicle across the sidewalk in front of your driveway at any time.
Driveway aprons may become blocked during snowplowing operations. City crews cannot go back to clear blocked driveways. Do not pile snow back into the cleared street.
Do not pile or discard snow on any public property, street right-of-way, sidewalk, alley or parking lot. Do not throw snow on to your neighbor's property without their permission.
Note that after any significant snowfall, you must remove snow and ice from walkways within 24 hours.
During a major snowstorm you may hold your trash and recycling for a week and put out your carts again at the curb when the snow has cleared. You may also place your carts on your driveway close to the curb.
Residents can check to see if a snow emergency has been declared via any of the following methods: snow emergency hotline at 943-2444, www.cityofdearborn.org, CDTV, radio and TV stations, Twitter.com messages via the "cityofdearborn" account, Facebook at "City of Dearborn Government," or text or email messages sent from Nixle. Sign up at Nixle.com.
In addition, you may also hear the City's outdoor emergency warning sirens activated.