This notice is to remind citizens who live/work on or are adjacent to an Emergency Snow Route that 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."
Plan & Prepare
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 the vehicles.
The public's cooperation is greatly appreciated. If there are questions, please contact the Hays Police Department at 785-625-1011 or the Hays Public Works Department at 785-628-7350.
Listen to the following radio stations for updates regarding advisories to move vehicles:
Have a safe winter.