In an effort to improve maintenance of the streets, the City implemented Ordinance No. 2781 to revise emergency snow routes that were originally designated in 1990. The snow routes were set for heavily trafficked streets through downtown Parkville that historically experienced overnight parking. The purpose of the ordinance is to ensure staff can complete necessary snow and ice control operations without obstruction.
The Public Works Department strives to have all the streets plowed within 24 hours of a snow event. When the city has an accumulation of snow or ice, the ordinance prohibits parking on designated emergency snow routes. Residents can help the process by not parking on streets when snowfall of two or more inches is expected. Residents on these streets are asked not to park on any emergency snow routes from midnight to 6 a.m. Overnight parking on the street will be restricted when the snow ordinance is in effect.
The following streets are established as emergency snow routes:
- Main Street from 3rd Street to railroad tracks;
- 1st Street from Main Street to Highway 9;
- East Street from 2nd Street to railroad tracks