Communications Office

Snow Emergency Declared

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Madison County from 6:00 a.m. Wednesday until 6:00 a.m. Thursday. Forecasted snowfall is expected to reach 6-12 inches. For public safety and more efficient snow removal, the City of Norfolk has declared a Snow Emergency effective at 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 18 until further notice. 

No parking is allowed at all on cul-de-sacs and emergency snow routes. On residential streets, parking is allowed only on the even side of the street; however, it is strongly encouraged that citizens park off of the street if possible. This allows for more efficient snow removal by city crews. 

In a snow emergency, citations will be issued to those who have their vehicles parked on the odd side of the street and on cul-de-sacs. Cars parked on Emergency Snow Routes will be towed. A full description of emergency snow routes can be found on our website. For more information about Snow Emergencies, Snow Maps and the Sequence of Residential Plowing, visit our website at 

Residents can call the City Snow Number at 402-844-2299 to know when a snow emergency is in effect or not and can sign up for Norfolk Emergency Text Alerts at or by texting norfolkalerts to the number 74121, to receive all emergency text alerts from the City of Norfolk. 

Citizens are also reminded that as per Section 22-1 of the City Code, it is the responsibility of the owner and/or occupant of real estate to remove snow and/or ice from sidewalks within 24 hours after the cessation of precipitation. Avoid piling snow around fire hydrants and watch out for drifting around exhaust pipes on the side of your home. If you need assistance clearing snow around hydrants call the Fire Division at 402-844-2050.

Please use extreme caution when traveling, and if possible, stay at home and off the roads.