The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the St. Louis area, which includes the City of Hazelwood, from Friday (1/11) afternoon through late Saturday (1/12) night. The storm is expected to begin with sleet/ice with accumulation of a 1/3 inch. Heavy snow is expected afterwards with total accumulations of 5 to 7 inches. Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could have a negative impact on the evening commute. Best advice is to stay warm inside and watch movies or play board games until the storm is over. If travel is necessary, make sure to exercise extreme caution. Begin your travel with a full tank of gas, and put a winter storm kit in the trunk consisting of a shovel, flashlight, cell phone, food and water, and blankets.
That being said, we would also like to advise our residents to be aware of snow routes and to remove their vehicles from the roadway prior to this evening to allow for City snow plows to clear the streets and provide easy access for Emergency 911 vehicles. Click here to view a list of the snow routes. Any vehicle parked on a snow route during the winter storm is subject to ticketing and towing from the area to allow the snow crews and police/fire vehicles to make their way through.
For more information on the City of Hazelwood’s snow removal process, click this link here. Hazelwood’s ordinance is as follows:
PARKING PROHIBITED ON SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES DURING SNOW EMERGENCIES
[Ord. No. 3123-99 §1, 11-17-1999]
A. While the snow emergency is in effect, no person shall park, or allow to remain parked, any vehicle on any portion of a snow emergency route to which the emergency applies. However, nothing in this Section shall be construed to permit parking at any time or place where it is forbidden by any other provisions of law.
B. Any Police, Fire, Ambulance, Civil Defense, Water, Sewer, Refuse Collector, Parks or Street Department vehicles making emergency calls and repairs are exempted from the provisions of this Section.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. Be safe and stay warm! Be careful out there if you must travel!