Roughly Fifty Tickets Issued During Birmingham's Snow Emergency
Dozens of residents did not comply with parking ban following this week's snow storm.
The Birmingham Police Department issued roughly 50 tickets to residents that did not abide by rules during this week's snow emergency.
City officials said officers issued the tickets throughout the emergency, which the Department of Public Works issued late Sunday as more than eight inches of snow blanketed the city and surrounding communities. The snow emergency expired on Tuesday. The departmern also responded to a bout 20 weather-related calls for service earlier this week.
During a declared emergency, it is a civil infraction to park a vehicle or leave it parked on any city street until the roadway is plowed. Those vehicles parked illegally will be ticketed and may be towed at the owner's expense.
Only residents without a driveway are allowed to park on the street during a snow emergency, and those households must be registered with the city and have an identifying sticker in the rear driver's side window. They are encouraged to park their vehicles as close to the curb as possible.
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