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Morris to have 48-hour parking restrictions when it snows

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

MORRIS – Police Chief Brent Dite would like to remind Morris residents about the city ordinances that focus on snow removal routes and 48-hour parking restrictions on streets.

The 48-hour parking ordinance on city streets dictates that any vehicle parked on the street in the same location for a period of 48 consecutive hours may be ticketed and towed if not moved, according to a news release from Dite.

During or after a snowfall, snow accumulates around the vehicle and it becomes difficult to effectively clean the streets. There are penalties for owners of vehicles who fail to remove their vehicles from clearly marked snow removal routes from midnight to 7 a.m. when snow accumulation exceeds 2 inches.

These ordinances allow for a more efficient snow removal, cleaner streets, and safer travel for residents, shoppers, and sightseers, Dite said in the news release. The Morris Police Department only wishes for compliance with these ordinances and is thankful to those who help provide an effective method for making the streets of Morris a safer place for everyone.

For specific information on snow routes visit www.morrisil.org/ and click on Municipal Codes, Snow.

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