Snow Emergency Routes

Pictured is one of the snow emergency route signs located inside the city limits in downtown Jackson. This particular sign was on Broadway Street, also known as State Route 139, in Jackson.

JACKSON — With the recent cold temperatures, the City of Jackson has issued a reminder regarding the designated “snow emergency routes” in the city.

“Generally speaking, any snowfall in excess of 3 inches will create a snow emergency,” stated Jackson Service/Safety Director David Swackhammer. “The city will attempt to provide the city parking lot, located off of Portsmouth Street, available for parking for those who live in the downtown area.”

Below is a copy of traffic code 305.08 regarding the snow emergency routes in the City of Jackson, which says the city may declare a snow emergency in the city.

In the event of a snow emergency declaration, the following streets within the city are designated as snow emergency routes:

  • (1) All of State Route 139 in the City limits
  • (2) All of State Route 776 in the City limits
  • (3) All of State Route 788 in the City limits
  • (4) All of State Route 93 in the City limits
  • (5) East Broadway Street, from Main Street to the intersection of Longworth Street
  • (6) All of Huron Street
  • (7) All of Portsmouth Street
  • (8) All of High Street
  • (9) All of South Street
  • (10) All of State Street

“In the event of a snow emergency, no vehicle shall be parked on any snow emergency route as set forth above,” explained Swackhammer. “Any vehicle parked upon a snow emergency route during a snow emergency will be towed at the expense of the owner of the vehicle.”

Swackhammer added that per a city ordinance, whoever violates this rule shall be punished by a fine of $100.

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