UPDATE FROM TUESDAY, DEC. 20:
We're getting ready for what is expected to be a substantial winter weather event. Here are some key things to know about how the City of Jackson is preparing to respond:
Please remove parked vehicles from the streets to help DPW crews do their job of clearing
streets as soon as possible. Residents who rely on street parking are welcome to use the City parking garage on S. MLK Drive near Consumers Energy during the duration of the weather event.
As of Tuesday afternoon, a City Snow Emergency has not been declared, but the City encourages residents to look for updates on our website, social media and CodeRED. A Snow Emergency typically means residents are ordered to remove vehicles from streets. If a vehicle is blocking a plow/salt truck from passing, it could be towed at the owner's expense.
When winter weather hits Jackson, crews from the Department of Public Works (DPW) are out in salt and plow trucks making sure streets are safe for drivers. The DPW targets major roads and emergency snow routes first, then start clearing neighborhood streets. The City's snow plow map is available on the City website.
When there is a winter weather event, the City of Jackson asks residents to please remove parked vehicles from streets so crews have enough space to safely clear roadways. Residents should also be prepared for a City Snow Emergency.
An official Snow Emergency declaration from the City means residents are asked to remove parked vehicles, or in some extreme cases, stay off streets entirely until they can be cleared. The City will inform residents about these emergencies through local media outlets, the City website, social media, and the CodeRED mass communication system.
It's also important for drivers to give plow/salt trucks plenty of room when they're out on the road. Keeping a safe distance will help ensure safety for you, the driver and those around you.