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.

A snow emergency has been declared in the City of Royal Oak as of 5:05 p.m.. 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 and/or ticketed. 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.

Source: City of Royal Oak
The Duke of Royal Oak January 02, 2014 at 10:51 AM
The city needs to do a better job enforcing the ticketing and towing, there a vehicles parked on streets causing problems.
Rat Haven January 02, 2014 at 11:37 AM
In 38 years I have never seen a ticket or a car being towed. Renters across the street and their girlfriends park in the street all the time even though they have a double driveway. Us home owners don't get our leaves picked up or snow removed because of this. I complained last year. Forget what city told me but if the city wants to make money, enforce this!
Joyce Boulan January 02, 2014 at 12:13 PM
My friend has three cars and can't fit them all in his driveway. He didn't know about the snow emergency in time and has gotten two tickets already this winter.
Royal Oak Resident January 03, 2014 at 12:00 AM
So the plow already came through our street. My husband got home from work at 9:20 and parked in the street since we had a guest's car in the driveway. A ticket was issued at 9:40. If the street was already plowed, according to the ordinance, the car should not have been ticketed. We would not have left the car on the street all night, but I do feel this was just a money grab if the street was already cleared.
jthall January 03, 2014 at 08:51 AM
I've gotten one and the City excused it for reasons stated above. One can also get a "pass" if circumstances are correct, but that doesn't help the plow operator or get the street plowed properly. As for the renters, who on my block have six spaces behind their duplex, or the DDA parkers who come into the neighborhood to avoid the parking structures, I can't get the city to come out for ticketing on posted leaf pick up days even though it would be a cash cow. I don't get it.


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