Due to the forecasted snowstorm this week, the City of Norfolk has declared a Snow Emergency effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, until further notice. The forecast is calling for freezing drizzle, 3 to 5 inches of snow, and wind gusts reaching 15 – 25 mph, which may create hazardous conditions. The ice, snow, and drifting snow will impact travel and may cause power outages.
No parking is allowed at all on cul-de-sacs and emergency snow routes. On residential streets, parking is allowed on only 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. Citizens parked along the emergency snow routes which include: Benjamin Avenue; Norfolk Avenue (except the downtown area); Omaha Avenue; 1st Street; 7th Street; 13th Street; 25th Street; Pasewalk Avenue; Elm Avenue from 1st to 4th Street; Koenigstein Avenue from 13th to 16th Street; and Prospect Avenue from 4th to 25th Street – are subject to towing. A full description of emergency snow routes can be found on our website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
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 https://norfolkne.gov/pay-and-apply/sign-up-for/emergency-alerts.html or by texting norfolkalerts to the number 81257, 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.
For more information about Snow Emergencies, Snow Maps and the Sequence of Residential Plowing, go to https://norfolkne.gov/government/departments/street-division/snow-removal-sanding.html.