DEARBORN, Mich. – Dearborn has declared a snow emergency effective at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 and lasting until further notice. The City’s emergency warning sirens will sound at 9 p.m. on Tuesday to alert people that the snow emergency is in effect. The siren will sound again on Wednesday morning as a reminder of the snow emergency.
Parked vehicles must be off the streets to allow for efficient and safe snowplowing as of 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Tickets will be issued to owners of parked vehicles left on the streets. No warnings are issued.
There will be no trash pickup in residential areas on Wednesday. The Wednesday district will be picked up on Thursday. Thursday will be picked up on Friday, and Friday on Saturday.
Residents are reminded that when the City of Dearborn declares a snow emergency, parked vehicles must be removed from the street or be ticketed and possibly towed away. Police do not issue warnings.
Note that when snow plowing is needed, City ordinance allows vehicles in a driveway to be parked across the sidewalk without penalty. Residents should keep their parked vehicles off the street until the snow emergency is over, even if their street has been plowed once. Crews may return to clear roads again if conditions require it.
A general rule the City follows is that a snow emergency may be declared when snowfall of three inches or more over a short period of time is predicted. You can check to see if a snow emergency has been declared via any of the following methods:
- Notice will be posted on www.cityofdearborn.org, and on CDTV (Channel 12 on Comcast and Channel 10 on WOW. Note that AT&T cable does not broadcast CDTV).
- You can call the snow emergency hotline at 313-943.2444.
- You may also hear the City’s emergency warning sirens go off when a snow emergency is declared.
The City of Dearborn also uses Twitter for snow emergencies. Just follow @cityofdearborn.
School closings for Dearborn Schools can be monitored on Twitter at @DearbornSchools