Snow emergency declared
City of Washington crews continued to remove snow from city roads today in anticipation of heavy snows for the next 24 hours that could dump over six inches of snow onto the area. Due to the impending winter storm expected today, the City of Washington is issuing a snow emergency running from 5 p.m. today through Friday at noon. The city anticipates a large amount of blowing snow and has snow that yet needs to be cleared. The city plows will clean main roads when needed during the snowstorm and will begin street-by-street clearing beginning at about 3 a.m. The city square will be thoroughly cleaned beginning Wednesday at 10 p.m. and continuing throughout the night. Please park off the street tonight for plows, and two blocks of the square Wednesday night.
Persons should not park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley or city-owned or leased off-street parking area during any snow emergency proclaimed by the City of Washington unless the snow has been removed or plowed from said street, alley or parking area and the snow has ceased to fall. During severe winter weather, citizens are also urged not to travel unless absolutely necessary. An additional release will be issued when the snow emergency has been lifted.