Snow ordinance in effect Saturday night

Snow ordinance in effect Saturday night

Daily Staff

A snow ordinance for Ames will go into effect at 10 p.m. tonight.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning and hazardous weather outlook for Story County. The blizzard warning is in effect until 9 a.m. Sunday.

The forecast from the National Weather Service calls for 1-2 inches of daytime snowfall and another 3-5 inches of snowfall overnight. Wind gusts are expected to reach as high as 48 mph overnight.

Snow ordinances go into effect when 2 inches of snow fall on major arterial streets in Ames, according to the city of Ames.

Snow routes are marked by red and white, or red, white and blue signs, and vehicles parked on snow routes may be ticketed and towed. All vehicles should be moved to off-street parking or to streets that are not designated snow routes, according to the city of Ames.

The city said it is important to remember the snow ordinance remains in effect until the streets are completely plowed from curb to curb, and it has stopped snowing.

To assist in the plowing efforts, all Ames residents are asked to remove parked vehicles from residential streets. However, only those on snow routes are required to move them.

Information courtesy of the city of Ames and National Weather Service.