Why can't cars be parked on the street from November - April?

Due to the size of our plows and their equipment, it is very difficult to navigate around obstacles in the roadway. Vehicles left in the street prevent our plows from removing snow to the curb line which results in large snow piles deposited in the road. These piles can quickly freeze, creating a hazard and inconvenience for other vehicles.  This also limits snow storage for future storms, which can compromise roadway safety during exceptionally snowy winters.

The City ordinance prohibits vehicles from parking on City streets during snow removal operations. Vehicles left on the street may be ticketed and towed, which can cost you $45 for the ticket and over $200 for each calendar day the vehicle is in the tow lot. If certain vehicles are repeatedly ticketed, fees may increase.

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1. Which streets are plowed first?
2. When do you plow trails and walks?
3. When do you plow?
4. What if my mailbox was damaged or knocked over?
5. Why is snow plowed into my driveway?
6. Where should I put my trash and recycling bin?
7. Why can't cars be parked on the street from November - April?
8. What is the City doing to reduce chloride pollution?