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Royal Oak Issues Snow Emergency

The Royal Oak Police remind residents that vehicles not removed from the street during a snow emergency will be ticketed or towed.


The following information is from the City of Royal Oak:

A snow emergency has been declared in the City of Royal Oak as of 7:57 a.m., March 12.

Snow Emergency conditions are generally defined as a snowfall of four inches or more and will remain in effect until your street has been plowed.  All vehicles on residential streets are to be removed or will be towed. Vehicles are to remain off the streets until plow trucks have gone through the area. Once a snow emergency is called and plowing begins, it takes approximately 24-36 hours to plow all city streets, depending on how much snow has fallen. Check here for additional snow emergency information.

Editor's note: Plowing in neighborhoods will begin at the north end of the city for this snow emergency.  DPS Director Greg Rassel does not anticipate residential plowing to begin until late in the evening. Stick with Patch as we track the progress of the plows.
TJO March 12, 2014 at 12:38 PM
Asking the entitled generation to move their cars might be too harsh, maybe they should just tow them. Problem solved.
Mary Ellen Bell March 12, 2014 at 01:44 PM
do you really need a government agency to tell you to get your car off the street??? Or maybe you could just use common sense and civic responsibility since you know the snow plows will get there eventually.Yes, you may have to spend 90 seconds trading cars in your driveway, so sorry, but it is best for the community in the long run. Be a good neighbor...be kind....
bangpow March 13, 2014 at 09:01 AM
Perhaps my tax dollars should go to city services that are actually efficient? But hey, the ROPD decided to ticket people on my street when they parked their cars the street AFTER the street was plowed. Solid work.
bangpow March 13, 2014 at 09:03 AM
Also, if they start enforcing the snow emergency 6 hours after it's declared, the streets should be plowed in that time.

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