(A) Upon the occurrence of snow, sleet or freezing rain and after consultation with the County Police Department, County Public Works Department, County Emergency Management Agency and the County Judge/Executive's office, the County Judge/Executive's office may declare a snow emergency. Upon such declarations, all major media outlets and other governmental jurisdictions as well as school district authorities in the county shall be notified by the most expedient method as practicable under the circumstances.
(B) Snow emergencies may be declared at one of the following levels:
LEVEL ONE: Conditions: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and/or drifting snow, roadways may be icy.
Advisory: Cautious driving is advised.
LEVEL TWO: Conditions: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and roadways may be icy.
Advisory: Only motorists whose travel is necessary should be on the roadways. Residents are urged to contact their employer to see if they should report to work.
LEVEL THREE: Conditions: All roadways are restricted to emergency personnel, travel for work, provisions, medical supplies or medical treatment and private snow removal operations.
Advisory: Essential travel only is advised. Violators are subject to prosecution. Residents are urged to contact their employer concerning work schedules.
(C) During snow emergencies, where snowfall accumulation is two inches or greater, no vehicle may be parked and no person, corporation, partnership, joint venture, unincorporated association or any combination thereof may park or permit any vehicle to be parked upon any public road right of way.
(D) During snow emergencies, the County Public Works Department may, at its discretion or as ordered by the Office of the County Judge/Executive, assist in clearing non-county or state-owned roadways.
(Ord. 531.69, passed 12-23-97; Am. Ord. 620.5, passed 11-16-99)