SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO-AM) Be prepared for parking restrictions when snow alerts are issued this winter. The City of Sioux Falls is now offering a text alert service to notify residents of snow alerts. To subscribe, send a text with the word SNOW to 605-413-1990 or go to www.siouxfalls.org/snow to subscribe to text, email, or social media notifications.
“We’re excited about being able to provide another way for residents to be notified when a snow alert is declared,” says Galynn Huber, Street and Fleet Operations Manager. “Snow removal is so much more effective and efficient when citizens are aware of parking restrictions and remove their cars from the streets.”
If you park on an emergency snow route, be especially aware of weather conditions. After 2 inches of snow has fallen (day or night), all vehicles parked on emergency snow routes are subject to ticketing and towing at the owner’s expense. A snow alert is declared if the City plans to plow all streets. At this time, parking restrictions go into effect across the city and vehicles parked on all streets are subject to ticketing and towing.
During this winter, snow gates will be used in different areas of Sioux Falls for each snow event. Multiple operators will be trained to use the snow gates, which will provide the City the flexibility to use them in any neighborhood in Sioux Falls.
“Sidewalk snow removal is also an important component in keeping Sioux Falls residents safe during the winter months,” says Kevin Smith, Assistant Director of Planning and Building Services. Residents have 48 hours from the end of a weather event to remove snow and ice from sidewalks. Failure to clear sidewalks will result in citations and other costs to the property owner.
The Scoop It program is available to low income or disabled individuals who are unable to shovel their own snow. Call the Helpline Center at 211 for more information about the program.
To subscribe to snow alert notifications or for more information about sidewalk snow removal, go to www.siouxfalls.org/snow. The website also includes a snow zones map, information about snow alert regulations, tips on how to stay safe this winter, and much more.