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Emergency Snow Routes for Downtown Charlottesville Streets

Feb. 12, 2014

Due to anticipated snowfall, the city manager has declared that snow emergency routes in Charlottesville will be in effect as of 6:00 p.m. on February 12th.

When the snow emergency is in place, on-street parking is suspended along these routes. All snow routes have signage in place.

The routes are Market Street, High Street, and Water Street in the downtown area, and the West Main corridor.

After 6:00 p.m. this evening, vehicles parked in the snow emergency routes will be subject to towing. This enforcement will remain in effect until the declaration is lifted.

"The faster we can get snow cleared from those travel lanes, the faster traffic patterns can return to mostly normal. These are areas where buses travel a lot and we see a lot of traffic," said Miriam Dickler, director of communications for the City of Charlottesville. "We just really need people's help to clear that area so we can get traffic moving after a snow event as soon as possible."

The City of Charlottesville also reminds residents that snow must be cleared on sidewalks. Officials ask that everyone practice common sense safety when clearing snow and help neighbors who may need additional assistance.

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