After several inches of snow overnight, drivers are urged to keep a few things in mind if they're going to be on the roads during the next 24 hours.
Drivers are urged to limit travel while crews clear snow from major roads and local streets. If you must travel, please reduce your speed, and increase the distance from the vehicle in front of you by four car lengths.
Lansing plowing operations are in progress and will continue until all major streets and local roads are cleared. Residents are reminded that it takes several days to plow more than 440 miles of city streets after a major snow storm. Plowing operations on local streets follow the city's established plow routes.
With additional snow accumulation predicted this upcoming weekend and to help facilitate snow removal in the city, it is imperative that all residents remove parked vehicles from all city streets until snow clearing operations are completed in your area.
City ordinance prohibits on-street parking from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m., but it will greatly facilitate plowing operations if vehicles are not parked on city streets at any time until these operations are completed. Vehicles parked on city streets that interfere with plowing operations may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense.
Residents and businesses are reminded that city ordinance requires sidewalks to be cleared with 24 hours of a storm event.
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