Butler County Times Gazette
  • Snow Emergency Plan goes into effect at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24

  • The City of Augusta Snow Emergency Ordinance will go into effect at 5 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2013. Residents are reminded that while the Snow Emergency is declared, no parking is allowed on streets designated as “Snow Routes” until the emergency is lifted. Snow Routes are marked with square blue signs showing ...
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  • The City of Augusta Snow Emergency Ordinance will go into effect at 5 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2013. Residents are reminded that while the Snow Emergency is declared, no parking is allowed on streets designated as “Snow Routes” until the emergency is lifted. Snow Routes are marked with square blue signs showing a white snowflake; signs along downtown State Street are marked with red and white signs with no snowflake. View the Emergency Snow Routes Map on the City’s Website at www.augustagov.org.
    The Snow Emergency will remain in effect until further notice. All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes must be removed within two hours after notice of a traffic emergency has been given. Any vehicle parked on an emergency snow route after such period of time may be removed or caused to be removed by a public safety officer,
    to the nearest garage or other place of safety and the vehicle may not be recovered until the towing charges have been paid.
    During snow storms, City Public Works crews focus on keeping the snow routes and major streets open through the duration of the storm. This allows essential and emergency travel around town even in the worst of conditions. Once the snow stops, the focus shifts to clearing the side streets and residential areas.
    During winter storms, City, County and State snowplows work hard to make roads passable. All motorists should be mindful that plow drivers cannot see directly behind their trucks and often stop or back up. Staying a safe distance behind a snowplow will protect you from possible injury and protect your car from sanding material that plows
    spread on slick roadways.
    Designated Emergency Snow Routes:
    a) Walnut Street from south city limits to Seventh Street;
    b) Seventh Street from the west city limits to the east city limits;
    c) Osage Street from Seventh Street north to Main Street;
    d) Main Street from Osage Street east to Ohio Street;
    e) Ohio Street from Main Street north to the north city limits;
    f) Lulu-Money Street from Seventh Street north to Kelly Avenue;
    g) Kelly Avenue from Money Street east to Custer Lane;
    h) State Street from Second Street north to Fanny Avenue;
    i) Custer Lane from 100th Street north to Belmont Avenue;
    j) 12th Street from Ohio Street east to Custer Lane;
    k) High Street from State Street east to Ohio;
    l) Park Lane Drive from Kelly Avenue north to Highland Drive;
    m) Fanny Street from State Street east to Ohio Street;
    n) Dearborn Street from Fanny Avenue north to Belmont Avenue;
    o) Belmont Avenue from Dearborn Street east to Custer Lane
    Page 2 of 2 - p) Augusta Avenue – Greyhound Drive east from Ohio Street and north to Belmont Avenue;
    q) Stadium Drive from Ohio Street east to Fairway Drive;
    r) Fairway Drive from Stadium Drive south to Kelly Avenue;
    s) Lakepoint Drive from Ohio Street east to where the street enters into private property;
    t) David Avenue from Ohio Street east to Stone Lake Drive.
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