By order of Mayor James Jarecki, a snow emergency is hereby declared for the City of Albion beginning tonight, Sunday December 24, 2023 at 10:00 P.M. and will be in effect until further notice. Heavy snow and high winds are expected starting tonight through Tuesday, December 26th which necessitates cooperation from the public regarding parking restrictions and snow removal.
Effective 10pm tonight, parking is strictly prohibited along emergency snow routes and all citizens are requested to move their vehicles to off-street parking along all routes during declared snow emergencies to expedite the snow removal process.
Snow removal will occur on emergency routes and around public safety facilities throughout the winter storm event tonight and/or tomorrow and comprehensive snow removal efforts will subsequently begin in residential and downtown districts as soon as practical following the snowfall. Comprehensive snow removal efforts are expected to begin in full force on Tuesday or Wednesday depending on the amount of snow and wind on Tuesday. Please stay back and give snow removal equipment plenty of room to work.
The emergency snow routes are as follows:
- Eleventh Street south from State Street to Fairview Street;
- Sixth Street; and
- Fairview Street from Highway 14–39 to Eleventh Street.
Downtown business owners may scoop snow into the street/parking area if there is no other place to pile snow. Residential property owners may not scoop snow into the street.
The City of Albion advises all citizens stay indoors through this winter storm event and to use caution if and when travel is necessary!