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BG may call 'pre-emptive' snow emergency today PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Staff   
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 07:57
With predictions of snowfall ranging between six and 10 inches by Wednesday afternoon, Bowling Green officials talked openly Monday night about declaring a “pre-emptive” snow emergency in order to get vehicles off designated snow streets.
“The city is always somewhat hesitant, but sometime after 2 p.m. Tuesday, long before the first flake is supposed to fall, the city will likely act to get vehicles off snow streets,” Municipal Administrator John Fawcett told city council. When declared the snow emergency gives those with vehicles parked on snow streets two hours to remove them or face a tow or ticket. There were 11 vehicles towed and 19 tickets issued Sunday during an eight-hour snow emergency.
Fawcett said the timing will depend on updates today from the National Weather Service as to when the storm is expected to begin.
“With predictions of six to 10 inches of snow we have to take things seriously,” Fawcett said. The city already uses the media, social media, email and its website to spread the word and may also take the unusual step of using police cruisers equipped with loudspeakers to drive through neighborhoods and announce the snow emergency.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 08:48
 

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