The city of Cedar Rapids declared a snow emergency Tuesday morning, effective through 5 p.m. Thursday.
In a statement released Tuesday morning, the city said, “Cars should not be parked on emergency snow routes. Vehicles parked on designated snow routes after a Snow Emergency has been declared may be ticketed and/or towed.”
It noted snow routes are designated with signs, and are located near hospitals and schools, and serve as transit routes.
A list of emergency snow routes can be found on the city’s website at cedar-rapids.org.
“Residents are asked to follow the odd/even parking rule in residential neighborhoods” through 5 p.m. Thursday, the statement said. “Park on the odd-address side of the street on odd calendar days; park on the even-address side of the street on even calendar days.
“This does not apply to emergency snow routes, parking-metered areas or any street where the alternate side parking rule would conflict with permanently posted parking restrictions. The odd/even parking rule provides snow plow operators with enough room to safely and efficiently plow residential areas, where on-street parking is common.”