snow-routes-300x231From the city of Hays:

The National Weather Service is forecasting significant snow fall through Saturday for the City of Hays. This notice is to remind you that if you live/work on or are adjacent to an Emergency Snow Route, the City Manager can declare a winter storm traffic emergency “whenever snow has accumulated or there is a possibility that snow will accumulate to such a depth that snow clearing/removal operations will be required…” When this occurs, it will be “unlawful to park a vehicle on any street designated as an Emergency Snow Route.”

Citizens are asked to plan now, before the snow falls, to locate an alternate site to park vehicles off the street. By City Ordinance, if a winter storm traffic emergency is declared and vehicles are not moved, the vehicles will be towed away at the owner’s expense.

To be on the safe side, a general rule of thumb is — when snow begins to fall — move your vehicle.

The public’s cooperation is greatly appreciated. If there are questions, please contact the Hays Police Department at 625-1030 or the Hays Public Works Department at 628-7350.