Request for Removal of Vehicles from Road

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City of Oak Park Snow Removal Efforts
Removal of Vehicles from Roadways on 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

February 7, 2017, Oak Park, Michigan - In response to the steady snowfall anticipated for today and tomorrow, the City Manager Erik Tungate is requesting the removal of vehicles from all City streets on Thursday, February 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to allow the Department of Public Works, or DPW, to clear the residential roads safely and efficiently. Please be mindful that if Thursday is your normal trash collection day, all trash containers should be placed off the street and on the right-of-way so efficient snow removal is not hindered. 

The City provides emergency parking locations for the residents.  For a map of available snow emergency parking locations within Oak Park, visit http://bit.ly/2017SnowEmergencyMap. For more information on the City's Snow Removal process, visit http://bit.ly/OPSnowRemoval.

The City Manager will be monitoring the weather in the upcoming days. Updates, if necessary, can be found on the City's website, social media channels and community eblasts. If an actual snow emergency is declared, efforts will also include robocalls, voicemails, and text messages for those who have enrolled in emergency notifications. To enroll in Emergency Notifications, visit http://bit.ly/OPEmergencyNotifications.

About the Snow Removal Process

During snow events, the Department of Public Works prioritizes the roadways. In general, the City crews treat and plow roadways in the following order:

  • Primary Roadways - Primary routes are the first priority for plowing and de-icing. Primary routes include major streets, snow emergency routes, around schools and medical facilities. These roadways include the I-696 service drives, Greenfield, Coolidge, 11 Mile Road, and Nine Mile Road.
  • Secondary Roadways - Secondary routes are main and heavily traveled thoroughfares. These include streets like Oak Park Boulevard, Scotia, Rosewood, Church, Capital, Lincoln, and Northfield.
  • Residential Intersections - Tertiary priority is made to residential intersections so that vehicles can properly stop and proceed safely at intersection roadways. Residential roadways are plowed when appropriate, typically when four or more inches of snow is present or other circumstances necessitate.

During snow events, the Public Works Department is in communication with the Department of Public Safety to address and respond to emergent and unsafe roadway conditions.

Please stay warm and safe. And, as always, we thank you for your cooperation.

To download this Community Press Release, please visit http://bit.ly/OakParkReleases.

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