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Snow Updates from St. Clair Shores

The snow emergency in St. Clair Shores has expired, but the city remains under a snow event through Wednesday.

Snow Updates from St. Clair Shores
St. Clair Shores remains under a snow event through Wednesday.

According to city's Facebook page, residents and businesses must remove ice and snow from all public walkways by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

A snow emergency expired at noon Tuesday. According to City Manager Phil Ludos, Department of Public Works employees were expected to have cleared residential roads by midnight Monday.

Crews were to "clean up" streets during the day Tuesday. The city was faced with an additional challenge while clearing over 250 miles of streets when three trucks went "down" all at once. Personnel from water and DPW worked to clear the streets while also responding to water main breaks, Ludos said.

"It has been an arduous task, but I think they have done a good job and they continue to work hard," said Mayor Kip Walby during the City Council meeting Monday about the work being done by DPW crews.

During the snow emergency, which ran from noon Sunday through noon Tuesday, St. Clair Shores police wrote nearly 200 tickets for illegally parked vehicles on city streets. 

Additionally, city officials remind residents and businesses:
  • Commercial or residential snow removal contractors are prohibited by City Ordinance 30.012 to deposit snow onto a City street or right-of-way
  • Fire Chief George Morehouse asks residents to clear fire hydrants of snow, which will assist the Fire Department in the event of a structure fire and insure that firefighters are able to get water flow as quickly as possible.

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