List of snow emergencies in metro Detroit; cars could get ticket or towed on city streets

List of snow emergencies in metro Detroit
Posted at 9:21 AM, Feb 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-04 15:49:15-05

(WXYZ) — We've compiled a list of snow emergencies in the area.

During a snow emergency, residents are not allowed to park on city streets so plows and salt trucks can clear snow and de-ice main streets. Cars could get a ticket or towed if parked on city streets during the snow emergency.

View a list of snow emergencies below:

  • Centerline: starting Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Brownstown Township: starting Wednesday at 5 a.m. until Friday at 4 p.m.
  • Detroit: Activated snow emergency routes, effective 12 a.m. Wednesday. Cars must be removed from the 75 or so routes by midnight
  • The Village of Dundee: starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning until Saturday at noon
  • Farmington: starting Tuesday at 6 p.m.
  • Farmington Hills: starting Wednesday at noon
  • Grosse Pointe Farms: starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday
  • Grosse Pointe Park: starting 8 a.m. Wednesday until 5 p.m. Friday
  • Grosse Pointe Woods: starting 8 a.m. on Wednesday
  • Harper Woods: starting Wednesday at 12 p.m.
  • Holly: starting Wednesday at 12 p.m.
  • Inkster: starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday
  • Lincoln Park: starting 9 a.m. on Wednesday to 5 p.m. on Friday
  • Livonia: vehicles must be removed from road by 9 p.m. on Wednesday
  • Madison Heights: starting on Wednesday at 12 p.m.
  • Monroe: starting 8 a.m. on Wednesday
  • Pontiac: starting Thursday at midnight until Friday at midnight
  • Redford Township: starting Thursday at 6 p.m.
  • Riverview: starting Wednesday at 8 p.m.
  • Rochester Hills: starting Wednesday at 8 a.m. until further notice.
  • Rockwood: starting at noon on Wednesday and until further notice
  • Royal Oak: starting 6 p.m. on Wednesday
  • St. Clair Shores: starting 7 p.m. on Tuesday (no parking on any city street after Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 7:00 am until the snow emergency is lifted or your street has been plowed)
  • South Lyon: starting 8 a.m. on Wednesday until 5 p.m. Friday
  • Southfield: starting 11 p.m. on Tuesday
  • Trenton: starting Wednesday at 3 p.m.
  • Wyandotte: starting 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday

“At 6 a.m., we will have a siren to go off that will inform residents to move their cars,” Dearborn Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud said of the snow emergency issued in that city. “Just to allow ease for our plows to come and plow more than just the middle lane, but the curbs."

In the city of Detroit, cars can't be parked in a snow emergency route.

“If there are red and white signs where you are parking, move your car,” Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said of the 75 routes in the city marked with red and white signs. “Our contractors are required now to create a 16-foot path through every neighborhood. That is not going to be possible if we have cars on both sides of the street.”

The rule does not apply to residential streets but is highly recommended.

"Loan your neighbor room in the garage or in the driveway. Help them move it to a lot near by,” Duggan said. "Four days of neighborhood plowing if that’s what it takes so Monday morning, everyone can get back to their business.”